TIMELINES, CHEMO IN THE MEDIA AND BEHIND THE SCENES

Hello everyone!

Has anyone else hit the ground running in 2017? And it’s already February, what!?

What is happening?

So, we’ve carried on editing the footage we are working on… And the storylines are prospering! At this stage, it’s all about getting to know the material so we can work out how it will all fit together as a whole.

However, before we even started the campaign, a lot of work had already been completed on some key bits of the film. They’re still cracking along, and we’re feeling good about it.

At the same time, I sat down with Alice, a producer extraordinaire friend of mine last night and began preparing a timeline for the coming months of editing and mapping out milestones we want to achieve to keep us on track.

It’s so exciting to see a plan come together and know that we can do it.

That deserves a boom!

So, after all this, we’ve decided to take a look back at what we’ve been up to in recent months, and I’ve had the chance to reflect on an interview we posted to social media with Dr Tim Benepal. He’s in the film, and he’s also been in our Facebook live events about  ‘Oncology and Ayurveda’ and ‘Diet and Cancer’.

Great guy, he was married today as well! Congrats Tim!

Specifically, I looked back on our discussion of chemotherapy in the media, which you can view here.  At the time, a Telegraph article had come out saying that chemo was killing a lot of patients within the first 30 days of treatment.

He described the statistics used as ‘S.A.C.T’ data (Systemic Anti Cancer Therapy) as well as the parameters for displaying this that aren’t necessarily representative, “the random figure of 30 days, however, is a slightly bigger issue, because no one is measuring death within 31 days of chemotherapy.”

As he describes, this isn’t the only problem, as the mortality rate is inclusive of ANY cause of death. So, if you’re killed by a car crash during the first 30 days of treatment this is still counted as if it was the same as death caused by the treatment itself.

This is really really important…

We have met many people who do their own research. How can you know which treatments are good and which aren’t?

Unless you are trained, it can be very difficult to understand the scientific information. Many people rely on the media, but even they misinterpret the science.

Obviously seeking professional advice is paramount. But, you can see how this can become an issue for the patient who is at home trying to find answers for themselves.

There will be more on this topic soon, stay tuned.

In the meantime, some cool news.

As a team we’ve been discussing the idea of making a behind the scenes documentary to give you all insight into how The Cancer Conflict is being made. We’re ready to announce that we will be filming this as we edit the documentary! It’s more of an interesting piece to offer insight to those who are curious.

As it can be a hairy and crazy process, we can’t wait to share some incredible moments we’ve had, and possibly some additional footage that won’t quite make it into the film. Stay tuned for updates on that as well.

That’s it for this week!

Much love everyone and speak soon,

Tommy