What is Cancer?

Simplistically; cancer is unchecked cell growth that progresses toward limitless expansion. It manifests as a complex range of over 100 diseases.

This is caused by a wide range of genetic mutations. The transition from a normal cell to a malignant cancer is driven by changes to a cell’s DNA, also known as mutations. (See videos below)

These mutations can be present in many combinations that are unique to each patient, essentially making every case of cancer a rare disease. However, each tumour has a unique genetic makeup, even amongst the same tissue type. Identification of these individual mutations is the key to developing personalised treatments for cancer patients. 

Hello, I’m Grace Gawler:

It is important for patients and their families to understand the nature of cancer. This knowledge, we believe, underpins all future decisions that will be made to achieve health restoration.

It will also help you to discern when a treatment or supplement option is valid or bogus. It will help you think critically and make informed decisions about your health restoration plan.

And yet – after 45 years at the Cancer Coalface – working very closely with 18+,000 patients, I’ve found most patients (their naturopaths & even integrative GPs) know very little about cancer. Rather; they are entrenched in a ‘natural’ is better ideology.

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When patients have a good grasp of what cancer is; they are less likely to waste time & money on supplements or diets that are useless at best & harmful at worst.

Useless or ‘dangerous’ Patient Research: Many patients say they spent months ‘researching’ on the Internet but on investigation, I find their ‘research’ was mostly ideology driven opinion, pseudoscience, misinformation, false facts & false claims.

Few patients quote scientifically validated medical research; instead they often ask my opinion of the latest fad cure or video which is ‘trending’ or ‘fadding.’

This is not their fault but medical science is much more complex than the ‘research’ patients conduct. What often happens is wishful thinking replaces critical thinking.

The good news: The truth about an individual’s cancer can be shown by genomic DNA tests. With this knowledge targeted treatments can be arranged.

Many patients spent a fortune with integrative GPs & naturopaths. BUT; upon reading their medical reports, scans and x-rays – I see an alarming trend. Patients taking excessive supplements do worse than patients who take few or none. There are many new scientific papers vindicating these findings.

http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-cancer/cancers-in-general/treatment/complementary-alternative/about/harm/the-safety-of-vitamins-and-diet-supplements

https://theconversation.com/a-helping-hand-vitamins-may-be-dangerous-for-cancer-patients-907

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/complementaryandalternativemedicine/dietarysupplements/dietary-supplements-risks-and-side-effects

The following videos will help you better understand the nature of cancer. They can be used in conjunction with the information on the supplements can cause cancer page concerning the inappropriate use of herbal and nutritional supplements. Please be sure to view the videos below – this knowledge will help you make better informed decisions.