Caitlin Brodnick | Women's Health Advocate and Star of Emmy Award Winning Docu-Series "Screw You Cancer"

Caitlin Brodnick

Women's Health Advocate and Star of Emmy Award Winning Docu-Series "Screw You Cancer"

Caitlin Brodnick

Comedian and health advocate Caitlin Brodnick has a lot to say. Mostly about breast cancer prevention -- always with a punchline.
Caitlin is sharing her experience, hope, and humor with audiences all around the world. (Try to stop her.)

At 25, Caitlin Brodnick tested positive for the genetic mutation BRCA and had a life changing decision to make. Would she continue to live in fear, or make a radical decision most people might not understand? By 28, Caitlin marched forward with her plans to have a preventative double mastectomy, and significantly lower her breast cancer risk.

She shared the process with the world in the critically acclaimed documentary Screw You Cancer with Glamour Magazine. This went on to win a National Magazine Award for Best Video awarded a prestigious Television Academy Honor (Emmy) in 2013 for using the power of television and video media to bring awareness to important social issues.

Since then, Caitlin has gone around the country and around the world sharing her story, helping others with their decisions, and empowering women to be proactive about their health. But she is no ordinary speaker. Caitlin earned her BFA in drama from Syracuse University before studying at New York City's renowned Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre where she is now a regular sketch and improv performer. She has done standup and storytelling in some of New York City's top clubs and theaters, using those platforms to make women's health approachable and - gasp - even funny.

In her role as health advocate, Caitlin has been invited to speak at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, Sloan Kettering Memorial Hospital, Tulane University, Weill Cornell Medical College, BRCA Umbrella in England, Organization Bracha in Israel, Flushing High School, Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit, and at the national conference of FORCE, one the premier hereditary breast cancer organizations.

She has written for Huffington Post,,, and She is a MOTH StorySlam winner and was featured on their podcast (which was later quoted on the Onion's AV Club).

Caitlin is also a sober living advocate and volunteers with various organizations around the city to help support others working through their addictions. Caitlin lives in New York City with her husband and bossy dog.

Laughs, inspiration, and love are mixed into Caitlin's first book Dangerous Boobies, due out October 2017 from Seal Press.

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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.

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Featured Book

Dangerous Boobies: Breaking Up with My Time-Bomb Breastsby Caitlin Brodnick

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.

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