Too many patients are dying due to not knowing what they do not know ~

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Knowing

How to reduce unnecessary and avoidable cancer deaths

Welcome to the very first edition of The Cancer Toolkit Newsletter post, providing updates, and simplifications via The Cancer Toolkit initiative and its community of supporter toolkits.

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by Steve Holmes

Patient: Stage 4 terminal Cholangiocarcinoma.

Founder of  The Cancer toolkit Initiative, CCA Patient Toolkit, Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation Australia, and The Main Beach Foundation.

One day I was cycling, the next, I was deep within the jaws of certain death. To break free and climb back out, there was no manual for such a challenge, it just came down to a willingness to transcend the impossible.

Helping Business & Industry

Reduce

unnecessary and avoidable cancer deaths

Who should read this newsletter?

Business, Industry, and Community leaders, you are the people who lead your workplace populations, and by default are foundational pillars to the communities and families who rely on you.

Although this Newsletter is aimed at the leaders it is also significantly beneficial to the individual who has been impacted by a cancer diagnosis.

Primary Purpose of this newsletter

Too many people continue to die from unnecessary and avoidable cancer deaths as a result of not knowing what they do not know, from the moment of diagnosis. Unfortunately, Medical and/or Healthcare Professionals are not excluded from “Not Knowing“.

Ensuring what must be known and in the order that it must be known is the primary purpose of this newsletter and ‘The Cancer Toolkit.” The Cancer Toolkit Newsletter allows me to keep you up to date with change, tease out, highlight and simplify current information and best practices.

The battlefield to cure or overcome cancer has moved to the mutations that drive the growth of cancers.

Next Generation Sequencing, Genetic/Genomic – Epigenetics, and Molecular profiling are all shining a light on the specific mutations responsible for the growth of cancer.

This is all information that can overwhelm the best of us. What I do is distill and simplify this language into useable and actionable packets of information as required. This is something I am well equipped to contribute to.

Ok, so who is Steve Holmes

I will keep this as brief as I can, but you can dig deeper at www.steveholmes.net.au

Founder Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation Australia, The Main Beach Foundation, and The Cancer Toolkit.

I develop and implement cancer resources that directly contribute/help to reduce unnecessary and avoidable cancer deaths.

These resources better equip Business, Industry & Community environments ahead of, or in response to, an unexpected cancer diagnosis.

In October 2016 I was diagnosed with a very terminal and seemingly unbeatable cancer diagnosis that completely derailed my life giving me just 3 to 6 months to live. There were no known survivors from a stage 4 Cholangiocarcinoma setting at that time.

Cholangiocarcinoma is a bile duct cancer that involves the Liver, Gallbladder, Stomach, Pancreas, and Duodenum (the first part of the small intestine). This is a very aggressive cancer with very poor survival outcomes, and if metastatic stage 4 as I was, then less than 1% is the number I had to face.

Fast forward to October 2017 when I was diagnosed as cancer free – NED (no evidence of disease) – a Full and Complete Response, the second ever such success via Merck’s clinical trial Keynote 158.

What happened in 2017 placed me at the center of a stunning modern-day medical breakthrough. I had unwittingly graduated with a very intimate and unique knowledge in modern medical breakthroughs and what is now possible for patient survival.

The Next Generation Patient Pathway

My treatment pathway and experiences have been carefully recorded to contribute to the next generation of patients and patient success – the next generation #patientpathway.

Knowledge Defines

Generally speaking, knowledge is power, but when it comes to cancer, knowledge can become the defining factor in life or death outcomes.

Our greatest threat is “not knowing what you do not know.” Our greatest advantage is to begin knowing from someone who does.

A Cancer diagnosis is almost always unexpected, chaotic, overwhelming and disruptive

Awareness is the foundation of preparedness and preparedness is a plan when it comes to cancer – a plan that increases the chances of survivorship.

Raw Thoughts

“Sometimes great achievements can only come at the expense of other people’s realities. I have found that being a little naive and a little unrealistic has helped me see beyond the limitations of those realities.

“Cancer is harder than hard, it painfully and relentlessly exposed who I was, but it has also exposed what I was capable of. It taught me the value of self-accountability and its inescapable responsibilities, it taught me to look through the impossible to where it could be, this was a big contributor in achieving beyond what was thought possible…” SAGH

Become part of the cancer success equation, if you would like to have a chat about what I do and how it could help you then contact me via the details below.

Steve

Contact Details
+61 415 153 522
SteveHolmes.net.au
Steve@steveholmes.net.au
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