"It was our pleasure to host Caitlin at the RBMA Marketing Conference SPARK. Caitlin provided a very inspirational and heartwarming story of her journey through the maze of healthcare providers and struggle with BRCA gene. Caitlin mixed humor into this serious subject of how one woman dealt with her family's risk of cancer. She brought smiles and tears to our room full of radiology marketing professionals
Women's Health Advocate and Star of Emmy Award Winning Docu-Series "Screw You Cancer"
Dangerous Boobies: Breaking Up with My Time-Bomb Breasts
by Caitlin Brodnick
After watching too many family members die of cancer, at age 28, public speaker and comedian Caitlin Brodnick was tested for the BRCA1 gene mutation and tested positive, indicating an 87% chance she'd likely be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. She had a preventative double mastectomy, thereby becoming an everywoman's Angelina Jolie.
Dangerous Boobies: Breaking Up with My Time-Bomb Breasts goes in depth into her experience from testing to surgery and on to recovery. With a warm, funny, and approachable voice, Caitlin tells readers the full story, even sharing what it was like to go from a size 32G bra--giant, for a woman who is barely over five feet tall!--to a 32C. Engaging and open, she admits to having hated her breasts long before her surgery, and enjoying the process of "designing" her new breasts, from the shape of the breasts to the size and color of the nipples.
While Caitlin's primary narrative explores the BRCA gene and breast cancer, her story is also one about body acceptance and what it takes to be confident with and in charge of one's body. Her speaking engagements and comedy routines have shown that the wider topic of breasts, breast size, and personal identity is resonating with younger readers.
Featured Keynote Programs
Breast Cancer Genetic Mutation- BRCA
Caitlin discusses her experience with BRCA testing and how it changed her life forever. The BRCA Genetic Mutation effects many women and screening is becoming more and more popular, and with it comes more questions. Caitlin is there to provide real-life answers and a positive look at the future of breast cancer prevention.
To Thine Own Self Be Fabulous!
Caitlin speaks about her health and cancer prevention journey and encourages you to be brave and fabulous and put your health first!
Being The Breast You Can Be
My journey to save my life and better myself with a preventative mastectomy Caitlin shares how preventing breast cancer gave her a new life.
Don’t Be Afraid of the Monster under Your Bra
How to attack cancer fears with confidence. Caitlin discusses how simple actions can save your life and how easy it can be to put your health first.
Caitlin provided a very inspirational and heartwarming story of her journey through the maze of healthcare providers and struggle with BRCA gene. Caitlin mixed humor into this serious subject of how one woman dealt with her family's risk of cancer. She brought smiles and tears to our room full of radiology marketing professionals. Caitlin is a "must hear" for health care professionals engaged in patient focused care and advocacy."