Christine Egan Argues for Empowerment, Individualized Care in Cancer Treatment

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Certified health coach draws on her own experiences to craft women’s guide to battling cancer

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Author Christine Egan, a certified health coach and self-described cancer warrior, chronicles her one-year journey to wellness and removes the fear from of a terrifying diagnosis in her book “The Healthy Girl’s Guide to Breast Cancer” (published by Balboa Press).

Part memoir and part practical guide, Egan’s book details the traditional and non-traditional treatments she underwent and empowers women to take control of their treatment by becoming the CEO of their own body. “You have to take ownership of your cancer diagnosis, and not hand it over to a doctor,” Egan says. “Understand that there are always alternatives.”

An excerpt from “The Healthy Girl’s Guide to Breast Cancer”:

"I quickly took it upon myself to become chief medical researcher ‘of cancer material,’ a great interviewer ‘of doctors,’ and a health chef ‘for myself and my family.’ I took responsibility for my body and my treatment and I never left any decision to be made solely by a medical practitioner. I did research, asked questions, said NO, said YES, and when I needed to kept my head down to get through what was needed."

“I am about encouraging women to gather information and decide which treatment works best for them – not for their doctor,” Egan said. “Treatment decisions need to be made from a place of knowledge and empowerment, not fear. Women need to take an active role in their cancer treatment, not just go in blindly.”

“The Healthy Girl’s Guide to Breast Cancer”
By Christine Egan
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 164 pages | ISBN 9781452574615
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 164 pages | ISBN 9781452574592
E-Book | 164 pages | ISBN 9781452574608
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Christine Egan is a healthy living advocate. She ran a half-marathon after ending a years’ worth of cancer treatments and a full marathon to celebrate her remission. Today she leads the #RedefiningHealthy movement--teaching women around the world how to feel healthy in their bodies, no matter what their current health status is. She can be found at

Balboa Press, a division of Hay House, Inc. – a leading provider in publishing products that specialize in self-help and the mind, body, and spirit genres. Through an alliance with indie book publishing leader Author Solutions, LLC, authors benefit from the leadership of Hay House Publishing and the speed-to-market advantages of the self-publishing model. For more information, visit To start publishing your book with Balboa Press, call 877-407-4847 today. For the latest, follow @balboapress on Twitter.

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