Navigating the Cancer Maze Radio – USA Thanksgiving Holiday edition|Fran Drescher with Grace Gawler

The Cancer Schmancer Movement is changing the paradigm away from a cure toward cancer prevention and early detection. 90% of cancer is caused by environmental factors she says. By knowing what toxins to avoid we can reduce our cancer risk and by being proactive with annual screenings, people can be diagnosed earlier with a better chance to live longer & healthier.

Today on Navigating the Cancer Maze radio on Voice America – I have repeated our most popular interview since the show began in August 2012. It’s Thanksgiving weekend in the USA and Voice America staff are on holiday.  To locate my interview with Fran Drescher, if you haven’t heard it before – please select this link . Fran Drescher’s interview has encored several times on the show due to her popularity. Each week Navigating the Cancer Maze audience is growing. The show is being talked about by patient groups and audio files are being shared around the globe to those in need of valid and practical cancer information. I am not one for promoting celebrities – but I see something different in Fran Drescher, pro active and smart; based on her experience; she genuinely wants to make a difference in cancer. You will see what I mean when you take a look at her charity website www.CancerSchmancer.org 

GRACE GAWLER AND FRAN DRESCHER CANCER SCHMANCERThe Cancer Schmancer Movement is changing the paradigm away from a cure toward cancer prevention and early detection. 90% of cancer is caused by environmental factors she says. By knowing what toxins to avoid we can reduce our cancer risk and by being proactive with annual screenings, people can be diagnosed earlier with a better chance to live longer & healthier.

The impulse for Cancer Schmancer was born through Fran’s personal adversities. An added trauma for celebs is that their issues are played out on the public stage. Raped during a robbery in her home in 1985, she later was diagnosed with uterine cancer. A survivor, she has been an inspiration and an example to other women to not give up! Misdiagnosed by 8 doctors over a 2 year period – it was her dogged persistence to get a proper diagnosis that led to her surgery and recovery. The outcome could have been very different had she not been the type of person she is. But not all women persist with getting a diagnosis when they know something is not right with their health. Second, third, fourth opinions or more may be needed. Early diagnosis is a far easier path than dealing with advanced cancer and this is the path the Fran Drescher has taken in educating women about women’s cancers.

Fran divorced her first husband, writer and producer, Peter Marc Jacobson, who later came out as gay. Recent good news for Fran is that it seems found her real life Maxwell Sheffield when she married Dr Shiva Ayyadurai in September this year.

Fran is known for her innate ability to transform bad experiences into positives, writing a book titled Cancer Schmancer, where she wrote, “my whole life has been about changing negatives into positives.”

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Footnote: About Thanksgiving: A Triumph of woman power and a listening president!

In 1789, following a proclamation issued by President George Washington, America celebrated its first Day of “Thanksgiving to God” under its new constitution. However it was a persistent woman, Mrs. Sarah Joseph Hale, the editor of Godey’s Lady’s Book who for thirty years, promoted the idea of a national Thanksgiving Day, contacting President after President until President Abraham Lincoln responded in 1863 by setting aside the last Thursday of November as a national Day of Thanksgiving. Over the next seventy-five years, Presidents followed Lincoln’s precedent, annually declaring a national Thanksgiving Day. Then, in 1941, Congress permanently established the fourth Thursday of each November as a national holiday.

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Happy Thanksgiving to all my USA listeners and supporters…

Until next time
Grace

Grace Gawler, Prof Alex Crandon Conversations about Gynaecological Cancer on Voice America

Voice America Grace Gawler talks with Prof Alex Crandon whose specialty is Surgical Gynaecologic Oncology and one of the few surgeons in the world practising Hyperthermic intraoperative intraperitoneal chemotherapy or HIPEC; a special type of surgery recommended for some women with ovarian cancer which promises to significantly improve survival.

How to Navigate the Gynaecologic Cancer Maze with Professor Alex Crandon                

February 1, 2013

Hosted by Grace Gawler
http://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/67129/how-to-navigate-the-gynaecologic-cancer-maze-with-professor-alex-crandon

It is important to be educated and to educate your teenagers and grandchildren: Safe sex has never been more important for protection against future cancer development. For those who are sexually active, a long-term, mutually monogamous relationship with an uninfected partner is the strategy most likely to prevent HPV infection!!!!

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HPV16

Did you know that …….

  1.  1.HPV ( Human Papilloma Virus ) is responsible for many cancers other than cancer of the cervix. When the new vaccines begin to act in a preventive way – we will see at least a 70% drop in diagnosed cases of cervical cancer.

2. Virtually all cervical cancers are caused by HPV infections, with just two HPV types, 16 and 18, responsible for about 70 percent of all cases.

3. We often think of the nasty diseases like Gonorrhea, chlamydia, and syphilis as being the dreaded STDs however today a  more silent offender is at work…a virus that can cause cancer 10- 15 years after the first infection….yes …it is HPV.

4. HPV also causes anal cancer, with about 85 percent of all cases caused by HPV-16. HPV types 16 and 18 have also been found to cause close to half of vaginal, vulvar, and penile cancers.

5. Most recently, HPV infections have been found to cause cancer of the oropharynx, which is the middle part of the throat including the soft palate, the base of the tongue, and the tonsils. In the United States, more than half of the cancers diagnosed in the oropharynx are linked to HPV-16.

6.The incidence of HPV-associated oropharyngeal cancer has increased during the past 20 years, especially among men. It has been estimated that, by 2020, HPV will cause more oropharyngeal cancers than cervical cancers in the United States . Reference: see end of blog.

Be educated on Womens Gynaecological Cancers and more……This week on Voice America’s Navigating the Cancer Maze I speak with  Prof Alex Crandon whose specialty is Surgical Gynaecologic Oncology and one of the few surgeons in the world practising Hyperthermic intraoperative intraperitoneal chemotherapy or HIPEC; a special type of surgery recommended for some women with ovarian cancer which promises to significantly improve survival. He was the first to introduce the method to Australia. When diagnosed with gynaecological cancer there are not only decisions to be made about a potentially life-threatening illness but the biggest challenge for a woman is also the morbidity factor; life quality and wellbeing and adapting to massive changes throughout and after treatments. Navigating the Cancer Maze focuses on best options for those dealing with cancer therefore I will be asking many questions of Prof Crandon covering the big 5 women’s gynaecological cancers; cervical, uterine, ovarian, vulval and ovarian germ cell cancer. Be informed! Imperative listening for all women!

http://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/67129/how-to-navigate-the-gynaecologic-cancer-maze-with-professor-alex-crandon

Who Is Prof Alex Crandon? M.B., B.S., PhD (Leeds)., F.R.C.O.G(Lond)., F.R.A.C.O.G., C.G.O.

Prof Alex Crandon is the Director of the Queensland Centre of Gynaecological Cancer, (est. 1993). A graduate of University of Sydney,1973; he initially worked at the Royal Alfred Hospital before training in the UK (1975-1980).

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Prof Alex Crandon

He completed his postgraduate studies and specialist training in surgical gynaecology oncology. Between 1980 and 1993 he was a staff gynaecologic oncologist at Sydney’s Westmead Hospital and Chair of the Gynaecological Council at the University Qld from 1993 to 2004. In1993 he established the Queensland Centre for Gynaecological Cancer- now the largest gynaecological cancer service in Australia and one of the ten largest in the World.

In 1997 Mr John Gower & Prof Alex Crandon set up the Gynaecological Cancer Society, which now provides a wide range of services to patients throughout Australia. Prof Alex Crandon has a major interest in improving the results for the treatment for ovarian cancer especially in HIPEC. Hyperthermic Intra-Peritoneal Chemotherapy.

For further helpful information about gynaecological cancer please visit:  http://www.igcs.com.au/pil/default.htm

To contact prof Crandon please select: http://www.materonline.org.au/specialist/gynaecologic-oncology/prof-alex-crandon

Resources and references:

http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/Risk/HPV

I hope you find this edition of Navigating the Cancer Maze helpful. Email questions to: institute@gracegawler.com

Grace Gawler Navigating the Cancer Maze on VoiceAmerica and WorldTalk radio

If you have missed Navigating the Cancer Maze I invite you to visit VoiceAmerica and WorldTalk Radio Health & Wellness Channel. All shows are archived and can be downloaded as MP3 and shared. You simply need to join Voice America – no fee and have access to free and informed information via my show. Listen to interview with Fran Drescher: Cancer Schmancer is name that one could easily associate with Fran Drescher; loved by millions for her television role as ‘The Nanny’, this humorous, elegant, beautiful, fun loving celebrity has a more serious side to her life and mission.

What an amazing opportunity to be approached by an American internet radio producer in 2012 and then asked to submit an application for a new radio show that has the possibility of reaching millions of people; not only in the USA but around the world. I have always liked the educative part of working with cancer so this show really fits the bill and….it is free to air! As the show now continues into the new year; 2013, I have some really wonderful guests lined up. Cancer specialists, celebrities, researchers, authors, authorities on what’s in our personal body and cosmetic products, balanced nutrition for cancer patients and more…

If you have missed Navigating the Cancer Maze I invite you to visit VoiceAmerica and WorldTalk Radio Health & Wellness Channel. All shows are archived and can be downloaded as MP3 and shared. You simply need to join Voice America – no fee and have access to free and informed information via my show. We go live to air each Friday 1 pm USA West Coast time – which is 6 am Queensland Australia time Saturday mornings.

I have outlined  a few of the top rating shows below with links directly to Voice America. Please enjoy! If you have a subject you would like to hear discussed on Navigating the Cancer Maze or if you have a skill in one of the areas above and would like to be interviewed: please email me at: institute@gracegawler.com    Please like Navigating the Cancer Maze FACEBOOK on VoiceAmerica.

Fran Drescher: Cancer Schmancer is name that one could easily associate with Fran Drescher; loved by millions for her television role as ‘The Nanny’, this humorous, elegant, beautiful, fun loving celebrity has a more serious side to her life and mission.

Listen in to Voice America’s frandrescher-gracegawler-voiceamericaHealth and Wellness Channel Grace Gawler’s Navigating the Cancer Maze to hear about Fran’s cancer journey and how her life adversity launched a new movement in cancer awareness; the Cancer Schmancer Movement. What connects Fran Drescher and Grace Gawler? Both women have experienced great life adversities. Both women are using their lives to help others through the course of early cancer diagnosis.

 A uterine cancer survivor, Fran Drescher is an outspoken healthcare advocate and LGBT rights activist, and is noted for her work as a Public Diplomacy Envoy for Women’s Health Issues for U.S. State Department. A survivor of rape in 1985 and then diagnosed with uterine cancer in 2000, she wrote about her experiences in her second book, Cancer Schmancer. Her purpose. has also this book was to raise consciousness for men and women “to become more aware of the early warning signs of cancer, and to empower themselves.” The Cancer Schmancer Movement followed. see Fran’s website: http://www.cancerschmancer.org

Direct link to VoiceAmerica and WorldTalk internet radio
http://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/65743/special-encore-presentation-navigate-the-cancer-maze-in-conversation-with-survivors-fran-drescher

Dr Emmett Miller the Physician Who Chose Creative Instruments of Healing to Help People Navigate the Healing Maze.

Dr Emmett Miller. Often acknowledged as one of the fathers of Mind/Body Medicine, Dr. Miller is a physician, poet, musician, and master storyteller, whose multicultural heritage has given him a unique social, medical, and spiritual perspective.

His commitment to helping us to Emmett miller picreclaim our inborn personal wisdom, integrated with the scientific knowledge and techniques of modern medicine, has allowed him to unite seemingly disparate fields of knowledge and experience. For more than 45 years, it has been his inspiration and his challenge to help people discover this truth for themselves. His message of hope, his vision of a brighter future, and his spirit of wellbeing, has touched millions.

As a physician, health educator and a pioneer in a field that is now on the cutting edge of modern medicine, Dr. Miller brings us a deeper understanding mind and body harmony. My interview with Dr Miller will focus on the power of imagery in healing and recovery.   http://drmiller.com/

My interview with Dr Emmett Miller interview touches on the mind-emotion and soul aspect of healing and recovery.
Direct link to VoiceAmerica and WorldTalk internet radio
http://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/66070/special-encore-presentation-dr-emmett-miller-the-physician-who-chose-creative-instruments-of-healing

Prof. Ray Lowenthal AO Oncologist/Haematologist/Researcher
Navigating the Cancer Maze – the Evolution of Oncology-What’s Changed?

In this informative episode I focus on the evolution of conventional oncology in my interview with Pioneer Medical Oncologist and Haematologist Prof. Ray Lowenthal AO.

His research focuses on leukaemia, lymphoma, bone marrow transplantation and clinical trials of new Professor Ray Lowenthal UTAS oncology haematologycancer treatments.An author of over 100 scientific papers; as a pioneer oncologist, Prof Lowenthal undertook postgraduate training 1968-75 in the UK including nearly 3 years at the Medical Research Council’s Leukaemia Unit at Hammersmith Hospital, London.

Returning to Australia in 1975 he accepted a position at the University of Tasmania where he remains today. Concerned about misinformation in cancer medicine & being in the position of a pioneer in Oncology; he authored a book for the public; “Cancer: What to do about it”. Given the rise in popularity of alt medicine treatments for cancer; a new and updated edition is being considered. Reducing the impact of cancer in Indigenous communities has been another key interest.  http://www.menzies.utas.edu.au/

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED LISTENING for anyone considering cancer treatments

Direct link to VoiceAmerica and WorldTalk internet radio
http://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/66219/navigating-the-cancer-maze-the-evolution-of-oncology-whats-changed

A GEM of an interview – please listen to: Spinning Gold from Straw:  How trauma transformed a Doctor’s Life and Practice  Dr Bruce Whelan (Specialist GP)

Dr Bruce Whelan is a specialist GP who has been in Practice for 45 years. His passion for his vocation remains high with specialties in pain Dr Bruce Whelanmanagement, addiction and a broad range of physical and psychological issues including cancer medicine. Dr Whelan quotes Carl Jung when I ask him about his way of helping patients; he answers “Only the wounded physician can help to heal.” Defining the difference between healing and curing is important in understanding the complexities of recovery from illness. Dr Whelan frames this within his own life story when in October 2002 he became personally involved in the aftermath of the Bali bombing that killed 202 people. He describes the impact on his family &  resultant PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) he suffered. However, after his recovery, he returned to medicine with new insights and understanding having been through a ‘dark night of the soul’ experience. This is an inspiring & timely interview for anyone in recovery from any malady.

Direct link to VoiceAmerica and WorldTalk internet radio
http://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/66445/spinning-gold-from-straw-how-trauma-transformed-a-doctors-life-and-practice