Interview with Catherine Doughty, author of 'Breast Cancer? You're Kidding...Right?"


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 at
In order to contact the author directly, send an e-mail to or telephone at 832-545-6239.
Q: Welcome to The Writer's Life, Catherine Doughty, MS, CCHI.  Can you tell us a little bit about yourself and how long you’ve been writing?

A: Yes, I am a Director in a Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging in one of the largest health science center’s in the world as well as a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and an award winning author.

Q: Can you please tell us about your book and why you wrote it?

A: The book, Breast Cancer!  You’re kidding…right?  Living Life Through The Prism Of Uncertainty And Having A Good Time, is a lifesaving strategy that utilizes scientific methodology for individuals who are dealing with uncertainty from a breast cancer diagnosis.  It is for anyone with any stage of breast cancer who needs to make life threatening and lifesaving decisions in uncertain decision spaces that require tools, criteria solution matrices, discussion documents and how to implement them.  I’ve integrated my personal story throughout the book and how I used the methodology to save my own life.

I designed the book with the principles and elements for success, in response to the emergency requests I received from all the cancer patients whom I voluntarily coached.  So often, they had been crying for days and weeks at a time, many were terrified, and they all had the same question, “Where do I begin to unravel this, and where do I 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 treatment scenario planning which is critical to a successful outcome.

Q: What were some of the biggest challenges you faced writing it?

Honestly, I didn’t have any significant challenges that I faced writing the book.   I did it in response to all of the emergency requests that kept coming to me from cancer patients and their families.  The biggest challenge I faced was designing the front and back covers of the book that would support the books content which is superior, sexy and stunning and one that would go down in history as the most mesmerizing book ever written on the subject. 

Breast Cancer!  You’re kidding…right? Living Life Through The Prism Of Uncertainty 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 cancer recurrence.

Ensuring that the book provided perspective and a practical method for selecting an appropriate treatment plan and one that would capture the reader from beginning to end, and make them want to live their life through the prism of uncertainty and have one rocking hot good time. It had to be an adrenaline thrill ride from start to finish, that you cannot put down. 

Q: Do you have a press kit and what do you include in it?  Does this press kit appear online and, if so, can you provide a link to where we can see it?

A: In my press kit, I have my Biography, a Lead Sheet that is a Synopsis of the book, and a recent press release.  My press kit does not appear online.

Q: Have you either spoken to groups of people about your book or appeared on radio or TV?  What are your upcoming plans for doing so?

A:  Yes, I am asked to guest lecture frequently for Women’s Groups, Breast Cancer Support Groups, Philanthropy Groups, Medical Schools.  I will be doing three radio interviews during the Fall of 2012 and the Winter of 2013.

Q: Do you have an agent and, if so, would you mind sharing who he/is is?  If not, have you ever had an agent or do you even feel it’s necessary to have one?

A:  I do not have an agent at this time.  I have managed all of my tours, and interviews personally with mobile devices.  I do see the advantage of an agent and would welcome the perfect one to handle my bookings and arrangements.

Q: Did you, your agent or publisher prepare a media blitz before the book came out and would you like to tell us about it?

A:  My publisher is Three Arrow Publishing, a small publishing company that deals with the genre of Women’s Health did all of the media blitz and press releases.

Q: Do you plan subsequent books?

A:  Yes, I have one in the works right now that will be ready in 2014.
Q: Thank you for your interview, Catherine Doughty, MS, CCHI.  Would you like to tell my readers where they can find you on the web and how everyone can buy your book?

A: The book is available worldwide, including, both paperback and Kindle versions at
Barnes and Noble, and through your favorite online or brick-and-mortar bookstore or through my website at


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.


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