How I help women with cancer
If you are a woman diagnosed with cancer my services can help to more effectively navigate the cancer maze. With almost 50 years experience I have expertise in working with clients who have had the following cancer types.
Breast Cancer including TNBC, Gynaecological Cancers, Neuroendocrine Cancer, Sarcoma, Colon Cancer, Liver Cancer, Head & Neck Cancers, Bladder Cancer, Kidney Cancer, GBM Brain Cancers, Oesophageal Cancer, Gallbladder Cancer, Lymphomas, Pancreatic Cancer.
I also assist women diagnosed with rare or difficult to treat cancers.
I invite you to explore the possibilities with me.
Emotional Healing a Crucial Component
Often due to the urgency of treating cancer women can find themselves on the medical conveyor belt literally swept up in the physical side of treating cancer. Of course, this is important but if not recognised at this crucial stage, the cost of ignoring the emotional impact and trauma of diagnosis becomes yet another burden to carry on the cancer journey.
Despite decades of focusing on and educating doctors and medical staff who care for cancer patients, unfortunately the patient is often left out of the medical equation and patient centred precision medicine finishes up focusing on the patient cells rather than the patient who owns those cells.
In my experience and having been the first person to write up on the subject with my book women of silence the emotional healing of breast cancer first published in 1994, despite words to the contrary; lip service is often given to coaching patients in the art of survivorship and its connection to emotional healing.
Professor Karol Sikora, Professor of Cancer Medicine, Imperial College Hospital, London, says about Women of Silence: “An essential companion for all women, it answers all the questions you often don’t want to ask. Packed with useful exercises to help you regain control of your situation, it will help you begin the healing process during the emotional turmoil surrounding breast cancer.”
As Prof Sikora has highlighted, Women of Silence contains a comprehensive survivorship tool kit that is a valuable toolkit for all women who are dealing with cancer; whatever their cancer type.
When it comes to cancer, knowledge is power!
Did you know all breast cancers are not the same?
There are at least 14+ types of breast cancer and they behave differently! For example; some tend to grow slowly while others grow rapidly.
Some metastasise to various organs; others spread to bone. Each breast cancer has its own molecular signature, like a fingerprint.
I help you access – genomic testing that can identify & suggest targeted treatments for your particular type of breast cancer. For more information contact Grace.
Always explore the possibilities
As with breast cancer there are many different types of ovarian cancer. Again there are more than 14 different types. Because of the silent nature of ovarian cancer it is imperative that you are correctly diagnosed at the outset.
If you have simply been diagnosed with ovarian cancer you need to follow up on the exact type this may not be offered to standard of care medicine. Another case of where knowledge is Power.
We help you access – genomic testing that can identify & suggest targeted treatments for your particular type of ovarian cancer. For more information contact Grace.
Our survivorship care plan is highly recommended if you have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer
Consider making the impossible possible
Other gynaecological cancers:
These include uterine cancer, cervical cancer, vaginal cancer, and vulval cancer.
I have a wealth of experience in assisting women with gynaecological cancers. Emotional support and counselling from an experienced navigator can value add to your treatment outcomes.
We help you access – genomic testing that can identify & suggest targeted treatments for your particular type of gynaecological cancer. For more information contact Grace.