November 12, 2014

Breast Cancer Survivor Discusses Societal Misconceptions

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Breast cancer survivor and activist Ann Marie Giannino-Otis spoke at the second annual GOPiNK seminar at Cornell Wednesday about her experiences with breast cancer and societal misconceptions surrounding the disease.

Giannino-Otis first spoke on the beginnings of her blog, “Stupid Dumb Breast Cancer,” where she writes and documents her experiences with breast cancer. Although the blog was originally intended for her family, Giannino-Otis said her readership eventually began to expand worldwide.

Ann Marie Giannino-Otis, a breast cancer survivor and activist, speaks about her personal experiences battling the disease as well as societal misconceptions and issues surrounding breast cancer at a lecture Wednesday. (Connor Archard / Sun Sports Photography Editor)