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Marie Ennis-O’Connor is a member of Europa Donna - The European Breast Cancer Coalition. She has co-authored a booklet on Breast Cancer and Fertility  to provide patients with the information and support they need to make informed decisions about their reproductive choices when facing a diagnosis of breast cancer. Her blog, Journeying Beyond Breast Cancer, won best health and well being blog in the Blog Awards Ireland 2012. You can connect with her on Twitter at @JBBC.


I Wish I Had Known Earlier...If Your Oncology Team Doesn’t Mention the Topic of Fertility, Then You Should Bring It Up Yourself

Marie Ennis OConnor | August 20, 2013
I was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 34. When I brought up the topic of fertility with my oncologist, I was presented with a stark choice between life-saving treatment or a chance at becoming a mother.