ABOUT CATHERINE DOUGHTY
Catherine Doughty, MS, CCHI is an award winning author who lives with her two children in Bellaire, Texas. Her career as Director for a Department for Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging is enhanced by the fact that she is a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt. She serves as an adjunct associate professor for three universities and holds a Master of Science in Biomedical Informatics earned at the University of Texas.
She is available for interviews, media appearances, radio interviews, book signings, and speaking engagements. If you would like a review copy of the book or additional information on the secrets of scientific methodology or would like to meet the physicians that endorsed this award winning book, please visit her website athttp://www.thecancercat.com.
In order to contact the author directly, send an e-mail to email@example.com or telephone at 832-545-6239.
Could you please tell us a little about your book?
The award winning book, Breast Cancer! You’re kidding…right? Living Life Through The Prism Of Uncertainty And Having A Good Time is the distilled essence of my cancer experience and the use of scientific methodology to assist in navigating the medical maze bringing clarification to treatment decisions in an uncertain decision space for breast cancer patients, their families and friends. I have condensed the subject matter into the smallest compass possible because, as everyone knows who has fallen into what I call the “Cosmic Cancer Bunny Hole,” conciseness, tools for clinical discussions with physicians, and precision in treatment scenario planning is of the greatest assistance in decision making.
Did something specific happen to prompt you to write this book?
I designed the book with the principles and elements for success, in response to the requests I received from all the cancer patients who I coached voluntarily. So often, they had been crying for days and weeks at a time and they all had the same question, “Where do I begin to unravel this, and where do you start?” Hence, the birth of the book, which is loaded with thought provoking strategy to assist anyone with any stage of breast cancer emerge stunning, and get their life back in control while learning how to make decisions in an uncertain decision space and live their life through the prism of uncertainty. The fascination lies in the simplicity and pure scientific methodology used to provide a complete step by step guide inclusive of discussion documents, clinical consultation worksheets, criteria solution matrices and treatment scenario planning which is critical to a successful outcome.
What do you feel sets this book apart from others in the same genre?
The book is literally pulling the curtain back and getting the word out there that there is a clear cut strategy for anyone with any stage of breast cancer needing treatment planning that is on the merits and works with life threatening and lifesaving clinical decision making in uncertain decision spaces to minimize the risk for recurrence. The book provides perspective and a practical method for selecting an appropriate treatment plan that is right for you.
Honestly, you will be on the edge of your seat with every single word in this book. It captures the reader from beginning to end, and makes them want to live their life through the prism of uncertainty and have one rocking hot good time. This is an adrenaline thrill ride from start to finish, that you cannot put down.
Who or what is the inspiration behind this book?
Five years ago when it was all happening, I was separated after two decades of marriage and had two very young children ages six and nine. I was horrified, scared out of my wits, confused and trying to get in touch with specialists, so I could get to the expertise and information I needed to begin to sort it all out–the breast cancer–and the uncertainty that went with it. It would have been easier if I had this book and the Cancer Cat’s information at my fingertips from the beginning to help solve my “little situation,” but I didn’t. I had to go to multiple sources to do my research, and set up my meetings, create forms, discussion documents, criteria solution matrices to stay on topic and track. It was hard for me, despite being in the health care industry for all of my professional life. If I hadn’t had the background I had, who knows where I would be today. That is why I wrote this book. I recognize I had an advantage, and by sharing my account and findings, I hope to level the playing field.
What is the most important lesson you have learned from life so far?
That uncertainty as the true reality for everyone. To step out into the unknown, unknown, and experience the prism of uncertainty. It’s the living end, and the sexiest way to live your life. To make sure every day that you have a rocking hot good time!
Are you a different person now than you were 5 years ago? In what way/s?
Yes, very different. I became a better mother, mentor, educator, author, business leader, clinician, cousin, and friend.
What is your favorite past-time?
For me, a good time is when I am loving, not being loved, or seeking love, but just loving either my loved ones, friends, work or others. It is also watching you have a good time living your life through the prism of uncertainty.
Is there anything else you would like to share with us?
Thank you for the invitation to share my book with everyone. Also, if you have breast cancer or know someone who does, for right now, this second, quit worrying! I know you’re overwhelmed, exhausted, and sick and tired of crying all night from the nerve-shattering news! I also know you want to run away. Cancer is not going to control you; you are going to control it. You’re going to survive it, and figure out your new purpose. I know mine, and I continue to life it every day. I want to leave you with this: If any piece of my story helps you and makes your journey with cancer any easier, it was all worth it.
One of the questions people want to know is how do I get a copy of the book? The book is available worldwide, including Amazon.com, both paperback and Kindle versions at http://www.amazon.com/Breast-Cancer-Kidding-Through-Uncertainty/dp/0615498590/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1333143496&sr=1-1
Barnes and Noble, and through your favorite online or brick-and-mortar bookstore or through my website at http://www.thecancercat.com.
Remember, I love all of you, and we need to keep the pressure on medical research and science to work hard and fast to design this disease out of existence. Please feel free to drop me a line and let me know how you are doing or impart any advice and tips you have discovered. I always want to hear what you are up to, and how you are having a good time!
I love you all.
New Award Winning Book Reveals The Secret to Defeating The Second Leading Cause of Death in Women!
When the award winning author, Catherine Doughty, MS, CCHI, a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, was diagnosed with breast cancer, she felt stunned and alone. What gave her the comprehensive strength and strategy to become cancer free and look stunning is revealed in her new award winning book,Breast Cancer! You’re kidding…right? Living Life Through The Prism of Uncertainty And Having A Good Time!
Catherine Doughty, MS, CCHI, a breast cancer survivor herself has secured significant physician endorsements and laudatory applause for her valuable and informative brand new award winning book. “Physicians and patients state, their speechless, this book is incredible, a must-read and life line for anyone diagnosed with breast cancer! If the title and front cover of the book doesn’t grab you, the back cover and content will demand that it be read.” The book is honest, authentic and loaded with mind blowing, thought provoking strategy to assist anyone with any stage of breast cancer emerge cancer free, look stunning naked, and get their life back in control while learning how to make decisions in an uncertain decision space.
According to Doughty, it is the simplicity – no scholarly science, just pure scientific
methodology and remarkable craftsmanship. It started with the most shocking news anyone could ever hear, “You have cancer!” Once the disbelief wore off, the questions started to surface, “Where does a person start to unravel this mystery?” “When I was diagnosed with breast cancer, I had two small children ages six and nine. Clearly, there was a lot at stake, so I did what most patients do, I searched for information about the experiences of others and found nothing on treatment strategy or where to begin when a patient falls into the cosmic cancer bunny hole. There wasn’t one comprehensive resource for a patient that provided educational clinical strategy to overcome and beat this disease,” said Doughty.
“The goal in the book, Breast Cancer! You’re kidding…right? is to give patients a step by step approach utilizing scientific methodology to strategize their treatment plan and minimize the risk of recurrence, utilizing decision matrices, discussion documents, clinical consultation worksheets, and the importance of recording all pieces of information gathered from their physician consultations.” Doughty prepares one of the most dramatic revealing books for anyone dealing with this dreaded disease and expertly designs it to make the reader pause and reflect on their brilliance and ability to defeat this disease with a proven strategy.
You will be on the edge of your seat with every single word in this book. It captures it’s readers from beginning to end, and makes them want to live their life through the prism of uncertainty and have one rockin’ hot good time. This is a must-read and an adrenaline thrill ride from start to finish, that you cannot put down.