The Ian Gawler Story has influenced the treatment choices of 1000s of cancer patients – but is it true? Hear how modern diagnostics has shed a new light on a high profile myth that became written into cancer cure folklore.
I’ll also discuss advances in many different types of cancers with regards to new targeted treatments. This introduction will bring understanding to the different fields of cancer medicine and why the “one size fits all approach in both conventional and complementary medicine is undergoing a makeover.
History: The Ian Gawler Story
As a young girl of about 8 years of age – I had two ambitions in life; to research cancer or become a veterinary surgeon. The universe works in mysterious ways. In 1976 I married a veterinarian who had cancer.
It happened just a few days before Christmas in 1974 – 40 years ago when I had just turned 21. Suddenly I became a carer of a cancer patient who was my boyfriend and employer.
Like many today I had no experience in how to cope personally or how to help the patient who was my charge. I had to improvise and learn along the way. Added to this, my boyfriend, who later became my husband when he was given a prognosis 6 weeks to live; was an amputee.
He had lost his leg to bone cancer just after Christmas, January 1975. He survived, we had 4 children and now 5 grandchildren. I learned a lot during that “hands-on period” that added to later qualifications.
My story of those times is recorded in my Memoirs: Grace Grit and Gratitude. (2008 – eBook available)
See You tube: Grace Grit and Gratitude Also visit on the menu of this blog – “Ian Gawler Cancer?”
Moving forward to 2012 I realised that consulting with patients and public speaking was not enough. With cancer incidence rising, what I had learned needed a Global voice; an opportunity to take what I had learned so far and add medical expertise in current cancer treatments and research combined with patients’ experiences.
Patient’s need reliable and genuine information when they are in the fight for their lives! 2014 marks 2 years on air with Voice America’s Health and Wellness Channel hosting ‘Navigating the Cancer Maze’. We want as many people as possible to know about Navigating the Cancer Maze Australia internet radio because my Charity The Grace Gawler Institute sponsors this show to provide education and information free to all in need.
On this week’s pre-Christmas show I discuss 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. We will take a look at the impact of some of cancer’s entrepreneurs Including Wellness Warrior-Jess Ainscough, who has influenced many patients to follow the natural path to cancer healing, albeit encouraged by the Ian Gawler recovery story, which as you know, was highly likely to have been a misdiagnosis.
Unfortunately, but as expected; Jess’s Epithelioid sarcoma, a cancer that moves slowly progressed to a serious degree and she died this year. Her mum recently died from breast cancer following the same regimen. Entrepreneurial patients like Jess Ainscough have a huge influence on cancer patient’s treatment decisions. I truly despair at these stories. I hear from cancer patients like Jess daily and see them in my practice with the most horrendous fungating cancers that one would would expect to see in a third world country. I am passionate to educate cancer patients about the dangers of taking the 100% natural therapies approach. As a trained naturopath and herbalist-I am horrified by what I see hear and read about natural cancer cures!
More on this visit-Science -based Medicine Blog and See Jessica Ainscough Wellness Warrior
Finally….Cancer Doesn’t Stop at Christmas:While for some this is a happy time of year – for others Christmas and New Year celebrations can be very a difficult & emotional time for those currently dealing with life challenging illness, including patients’ families. Also challenging is the person who may be missing from this year’s Christmas table. Please see helpful resources below – also listen to today’s show for helpful tips
Many of my Guests on Navigating the Cancer Maze have authored some fine books. I have listed them below. These are books of substance that contain valid and useful information for patients and families. Recommended for Christmas gifts or personal reading.
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