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Navigating the Cancer Maze

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Navigating the Cancer Maze aims to share time-proven strategies in a “Let’s talk about it” atmosphere with the aim of making the journey through cancer more easeful through knowledge. The program is solutions focused for patients at all stages of cancer. Acknowledging and dealing with fear and trauma surrounding cancer is essential for any Health Restoration Plan as is pre-planning for any setbacks that are likely to be met along the way. Although we hear a lot about cancer in the news, for many patients cancer remains a personal, silent and deeply unexpressed grief. It is important to acknowledge the reality of a cancer diagnosis, while being authentic about process and keeping possibilities open. The best outcomes are experienced when the best of conventional medicine is paired with the best of complementary supported by an empowered patient.

Navigating the Cancer Maze aims to share time-proven strategies in a “Let’s talk about it” atmosphere with the aim of making the journey through cancer more easeful through knowledge. The program is solutions focused for patients at all stages of cancer. Acknowledging and dealing with fear and trauma surrounding cancer is essential for any Health Restoration Plan as is pre-planning for any setbacks that are likely to be met along the way. Although we hear a lot about cancer in the news, for many patients cancer remains a personal, silent and deeply unexpressed grief. It is important to acknowledge the reality of a cancer diagnosis, while being authentic about process and keeping possibilities open. The best outcomes are experienced when the best of conventional medicine is paired with the best of complementary supported by an empowered patient.

Location:

Gold Coast, QLD

Networks:

VoiceAmerica

Description:

Navigating the Cancer Maze aims to share time-proven strategies in a “Let’s talk about it” atmosphere with the aim of making the journey through cancer more easeful through knowledge. The program is solutions focused for patients at all stages of cancer. Acknowledging and dealing with fear and trauma surrounding cancer is essential for any Health Restoration Plan as is pre-planning for any setbacks that are likely to be met along the way. Although we hear a lot about cancer in the news, for many patients cancer remains a personal, silent and deeply unexpressed grief. It is important to acknowledge the reality of a cancer diagnosis, while being authentic about process and keeping possibilities open. The best outcomes are experienced when the best of conventional medicine is paired with the best of complementary supported by an empowered patient.

Language:

English

Contact:

PO Box 880 Paradise Point, Gold Coast QLD, Australia. 4216 617-577-2997


Episodes

Special Encore Presentation of How to Navigate the Carers Maze: Grace Gawler and Ellen Slater

3/27/2015
Ellen Slater has had a life-time of personal care-giving & then chose a vocation in care-giving as well as a career as a family therapist and counselor. For 6 years Ellen has been Manager for Counseling, Family Support and Advocacy programs with Carers Queensland. Carers Australia is the peak body for carers. Carers Queensland is responsible for a National Carers Counseling Program (NCCP) which, Ellen has been privileged to manage. In Queensland the organization has 13 professional...

Duration:00:55:44

Special Encore Presentation: Navigating the Vascular maze in Cancer Medicine – Clotting Risks for Cancer Patients - What You Can Do

3/20/2015
Although I have been aware of increased likelihood of vascular events for cancer patients, surprisingly, it is rarely discussed. Over the years I have witnessed abnormally high mortality rates from cancer patients travelling overseas for treatments. Many times their fate was not due to their cancer, but DVT, pulmonary embolisms or other vascular events. Events that could have been avoided had they been aware of preventable measures they could take. To explore this issue I wanted to find...

Duration:00:57:07

Special Encore Presentation: Navigating the Cancer Maze with Dr Julie Crews: Why We Need to Search for the Truth in Cancer Cure Stories

3/13/2015
Ethicist Dr Julie Crews takes an investigative look through the magnifying glass to examine new trends in cancer entrepreneurship where patients who are either still in recovery themselves or who claim they have beaten the odds without medical evidence, are influencing the treatment choices of millions of other cancer patients around the globe. Another group of patients influencing choices are those who have had adequate medical treatment for their cancer, but then champion their ‘cure’ to...

Duration:00:57:43

Special Encore Presentation: How our immune System Fights Cancer: Knowledge to Help you Navigate the Cancer Maze

3/6/2015
My guest on Navigating the cancer Maze this week is Prof Dr. Jérôme Galon, Research Director at INSERM (National Institute of Health and Medical Research) & leader of the INSERM Integrative Cancer Immunology laboratory, at the Cordeliers Research Centre. His current interests & major contributions concern basic & translational research in cancer immunology, using systems biology. His laboratory has made some ground-breaking findings demonstrating that the adaptive immune response within a...

Duration:00:57:41

Learning the Art of Survivorship | How to Navigate the Cancer Maze

2/27/2015
The aim of today’s show is to help you find a path through the cancer maze by learning how to become an exceptional patient with the possibility of living through and beyond cancer. Like many of life’s major crisis events, cancer is a daunting prospect. In order to survive and thrive; a cancer diagnosis requires you to learn & develop a new skill set; a new way of prioritizing self, time to deal with the trauma of diagnosis and what it might mean for you in terms of accepting change, being...

Duration:00:57:58

Special Encore Presentation: Navigating the Medical Imaging Maze - What scan should I have?

2/20/2015
Dr Nevil Chimon researches and develops radio tracers for medical imaging. The science, processes & advances of imaging techniques, & the radio-pharmaceuticals that magically make our inner parts visible to doctors for more accurate diagnosis; is the topic for today's Navigating the Cancer Maze. Dr Nevil Chimon shares his passion and invaluable information for cancer patients about the different types of cancer & the best medical imaging to assist diagnosis. This is information that you need...

Duration:00:55:16

Special Encore Presentation of How to Navigate the Cancer Maze with the Help of your General Practitioner: Cancer Practice and Emotional Support

2/13/2015
Dr Bruce Whelan is a specialist GP who has been in practice for 45 years. A previous guest on the show, episode titled ‘Spinning Gold from Straw: How trauma transformed a Doctor’s Life and Practice’; today I will be asking him about his role as a GP working with cancer patients. The role of the GP is ever-changing; once the family doctor who made house calls and knew the names of all of a patient’s family members, the GP's role has morphed into rapid delivery medicine with crowded waiting...

Duration:00:58:26

Special Encore Presentation: Special Encore Presentation: Navigating the Brain Cancer Maze| Promising Results From World-First Brain Cancer Trials

2/6/2015
Today I will be interviewing Professor Rajiv Khanna a leading researcher at The QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, Brisbane, Australia; a world progressive translational research institute focused on cancer, infectious diseases, mental health and a range of complex diseases. Professor Khanna has been researching immunotherapies & has had a major breakthrough in the treatment of the aggressive brain cancer Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM). Professor Khanna developed a technique to modify...

Duration:00:57:53

Navigating the Cancer Maze | i am the answer to cancer |Cancer Immunotherapy

1/30/2015
Last weeks interview with Prof Brendon Coventry has ignited patients' interests in immune therapies. There is a shift occurring in cancer therapies and this requires new knowledge and integration of how immune therapy can be used as a part of a cancer treatment program. So today I am presenting a previous interview with Jill O’Donnell-Tormey, PhD from Cancer Research Institute (CRI). Where is the answer to cancer? The answer is 'i am the answer to cancer' because my immune system has the...

Duration:00:55:51

Navigating the Melanoma Maze with Professor Brendon Coventry

1/23/2015
Like many advanced cancers, advanced Melanoma is renowned to be refractory to treatments. On today's show, my guest Professor Brendon Coventry, an Adelaide-based oncology surgeon suggests there may be another way. With a special interest in Melanoma Surgery, he is also a researcher whose interests include anti-tumour immune response in human malignancies, tumour Immunology and cancer vaccine treatments. Results of Prof Coventry et al research paper, pub 2014 titled “Vaccinia Melanoma Cell...

Duration:00:59:00

Can Fibre Diffraction Diagnosis Detect Cancer Years Before its Onset | Yes says Professor Veronica James

1/9/2015
Can cancer be detected long before the process of a mammogram or PSA test? According to Physicist, Professor Veronica James who has devoted her life to Scientific Research; the answer is YES! She has worked on breast cancer since the 1980s & developed Fibre Diffraction Diagnosis, a method to detect cancer using x-rays of nail clippings, hair or skin. An unusual concept; but this almost 80 year old Australian scientist has the science and credibility to back up her research results. In...

Duration:00:57:22

Special Encore Presentation: From Cancer Good Things Grow - A Survivor's Story

12/26/2014
Jeffrey Deslandes has authored a book about his recovery from cancer. He was diagnosed with Non Hodgkin's Lymphoma Stage IV with bone marrow infiltration in 1999. With treatments, he subsequently relapsed 4 times. After his last relapse in 2006, Jeffrey started looking for emerging therapies. He learned of an experimental treatment involving a personalised vaccine protocol. It is now feasible to have something good—a personalised cancer vaccine—created from something bad—your cancer. This...

Duration:00:58:26

Cancer Doesn't Stop for Christmas | Dealing with the Challenges

12/19/2014
With Christmas fast approaching, today I will be talking about my beginnings in cancer recovery just before Christmas in 1974. I will also be discussing key issues for cancer patients that have been highlighted by our guests on Navigating the Cancer Maze throughout 2014; a year of challenges and excitements in the Global Cancer Community. For those following the 'Wellness Warrior' concept of cancer recovery, there are many lessons to be shared. The aim of this show is to educate patients...

Duration:01:01:29

From Cancer Good Things Grow - A Survivor's Story

12/12/2014
Jeffrey Deslandes has authored a book about his recovery from cancer. He was diagnosed with Non Hodgkin's Lymphoma Stage IV with bone marrow infiltration in 1999. With treatments, he subsequently relapsed 4 times. After his last relapse in 2006, Jeffrey started looking for emerging therapies. He learned of an experimental treatment involving a personalised vaccine protocol. It is now feasible to have something good—a personalised cancer vaccine—created from something bad—your cancer. This...

Duration:00:58:26

Options, Choices and Treatments for Cancer Recovery

12/5/2014
At Navigating the Cancer maze we recently celebrated our shows second year. During this time we have had some amazingly talented scientists, researchers, oncologists & doctors as well as successful doctors and incredible caregivers on the show. However, our most popular shows indicate that the Cancer Community is clearly interested in learning more about the immune system and how the new cancer immune therapies can help them. In particular, our most recent show about the immune cycle...

Duration:00:57:57

Navigating the Medical Imaging Maze - What scan should I have?

11/21/2014
Dr Nevil Chimon researches and develops radio tracers for medical imaging. The science, processes & advances of imaging techniques, & the radio-pharmaceuticals that magically make our inner parts visible to doctors for more accurate diagnosis; is the topic for today's Navigating the Cancer Maze. Dr Nevil Chimon shares his passion and invaluable information for cancer patients about the different types of cancer & the best medical imaging to assist diagnosis. This is information that you need...

Duration:00:55:16

An Answer to Cancer - How Your Immune Body-Clock can assist Complete Remission

11/14/2014
Today's show is an encore edition of my interview with Martin Ashdown. If you listened to last week's show, I encourage you to listen again--carefully. If you are a first time listener, you are about to discover one of the most important contributions to cancer medicine in decades! Please visit or JOIN to follow my BLOG www.gracegawlermedia.com for resources and more info about how to apply this significant breakthrough. Just Imagine the possibilities - knowledge of your immune cycle and...

Duration:00:59:27

An Answer to Cancer - How Your Immune Body-Clock can assist Complete Remission

11/7/2014
Could timing of cancer treatments be the missing link in delivery of cancer therapies? Sounds too simple to be true? Two cancer researchers Martin Ashdown & Brendon Coventry are immunological explorers who not only unearthed a buried treasure; but they have also created a map for other innovative cancer explorers to follow. The treasure is a cancer drug used for more than 20 years that is now providing oncologists with new information about how to best help patients achieve complete...

Duration:00:59:38

What you Need to Know to Safely Navigate the Complementrary Medicine Maze

10/31/2014
With 30 years experience as a botanical medicine practitioner, I know that complementary medicines are very popular with cancer patients. Some believe they are an alternative to conventional medicine, rather than a complement or adjunct to other treatments. Patients tend not disclose natural medicines they are taking when seeing their oncologist. Some oncologists don't ask. Some patients take an each way bet and use both conventional and natural medicines, but in most cases; they will likely...

Duration:00:57:41

Why you Need an Experienced Guide to Help you Navigate the Cancer Maze

10/24/2014
An experienced cancer guide with a best of both worlds approach to cancer is becoming more and more essential in the escalating world of cancer information overload. While clearly patients want to be in charge & empowered when it comes to choosing cancer treatments, much of the knowledge being filtered to them is misleading; some just outright untruthful. But many patients have lost trust in the medical profession’s approach and treatment of cancer. Accordingly, this has created a void in...

Duration:00:57:50