When comedian Caitlin Brodnick found out she carried a gene that gave her an 82 percent chance of getting breast cancer, she made the tough decision to "break up" with her breasts. Like actress Angelina Jolie, who also has the BRCA1 genetic mutation, Brodnick underwent a double mastectomy. Brodnick's book, "Dangerous Boobies: Breaking Up with My Time-Bomb Breasts," comes out this month. She joins us in studio to talk about her book, her difficult decision to have surgery and life post-mastectomy.
Caitlin Brodnick, comic and author, "Dangerous Boobies: Breaking Up with My Time-Bomb Breasts"
BRCA1 Fact Sheet(Cancer.gov)
BRCA1 and BRCA2 Genes and Gene Mutations (Susan G. Komen Foundation)