Your 30 minute video consultation is a window into the possible.
Video Consultations – What to Expect
At your first video consultation, veteran cancer navigator Grace Gawler, will have thoroughly reviewed medical records you have sent. A consent form and patient questionnaire will have been emailed to you.
Based on this knowledge, Grace can explain some of the benefits and options available to you if you decide to register as a proactive participant in our Survivorship Care Plans.
As a participant you will benefit from hours of guidance and organisation, including weekly video call check-ins, while Grace and her team of experts are busy brokering a range of survivorship options for you.
Benefits of our Survivorship Care Plan:
Qualified second opinions
Minimally invasive treatments
Our point of Difference:
Our organisation provides independent and notably different patient advocacy and navigation services.
We do not function as a cancer information service like the Cancer Councils who are well funded and fill that role adequately.
Our cancer navigations services and our survivorship care plans are globally unique!
If you are asking these questions:
*Is there more that I could be doing to assist my general health and cancer recovery?
*How can I reduce the stress of navigating the cancer maze?
*Where can I find someone with expertise to cut through all the conflicting advice?
Your 30-min video consultation is designed to answer these questions.
Prior to your video consultation it is important you explore the concept of Personalised Cancer Medicine which forms the basis of our Survivorship Care Plans…
Many patients tell us that despite the promise of personalised cancer treatments at diagnosis time, they were surprised to be offered a one size fits all approach.
The following information is designed to provide a deeper understanding of a personalised medicine approach. We suggest you use it as a checklist for assessing what you are being offered.
Personalised cancer medicine, also called precision or individualised medicine, is an evolving field in which practitioners recommend special diagnostic tests to identify specific biological markers & genomic diagnostics that help determine treatments and therapies that will work best for each patient.
Some Cancer Navigators practise Personalised or Precision Cancer Medicine and include targeted complementary medicines in their Cancer Recovery toolkit.
A personalised medicine practitioner such as Grace Gawler; skilfully combines this information with each individual’s medical records and personal circumstances to guide patients to treatments that are targeted against their specific cancer’s DNA mutations. These mutations are usually unique to each individual patient. We are already in the age of tailored cancer medicines, but unfortunately it is not offered in standard of care oncology situations.
Personalised health care practitioners assist patients and advocate on their behalf so they can access medicines that could be life-saving at best, improve life quality, wellbeing and promote life extension.
A personalised medicine practitioner helps patients to create Survivorship Plans which include:
Strategies to prevent recurrence by pre-empting disease progression, thereby recommending monitoring tests to increase chances of detecting cancer recurrence at its earliest stages.
A practitioner who applies the principles of personalised medicine will emphasise the importance of assessing & managing other health conditions not associated with a cancer diagnosis.
This is a truly holistic view of personalised patient care and can significantly increase a patient’s wellbeing throughout their cancer journey.
Overall, a personalised approached leaves no stone unturned.
How to organise your video consultation with Grace:
Step 1. Go to the contact page (link below) & complete the form. Please be thorough and provide as much information as possible.
Step 2. A consent form and a Video Protocol PDF containing a link to an online questionnaire will be emailed to you. The PDF also has instructions for sending your medical records required for assessment. The task of assessing and researching your case takes at least 30-60 minutes and reflects our thorough & meticulous forensic approach, and is reflected in our fee. ($300)
Step 3. Grace will contact you with an appointment time for a consultation.
Step 4. All video consultations are prepaid. ($300) There is a payment link provided in the video protocol PDF.
Step 5. If you decide to register for our Survivorship Care Plan, within 7 days, your initial $300 payment for your video consultation will be deducted from the Survivorship Care Plan fee.