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Marie Ennis-O’Connor is a writer, social media consultant, and author of the award-winning blog, Journeying Beyond Breast Cancer, which reaches a global audience of patients, researchers and healthcare professionals. A ten-year breast cancer survivor, she is a board member of Europa Donna Ireland – The Irish Breast Cancer Campaign, a patient advocacy group that is one of 46 member countries across Europe. Marie’s interest in the impact of breast cancer on younger women led to her publishing a patient information booklet, Younger Women, Breast Cancer and Fertility, and she acts as patient representative to the Irish OncoFertility Consortium. Marie has extensive experience of working with healthcare practitioners and patient advocates and is interested in how both can engage and learn from each other at the level of social media.

Interview with Marie