Sometimes there are more important things than bike racing. BrittLee Bowman recently learned that when she was diagnosed with breast cancer toward the end of last cyclocross season.
At the time, Bowman was racing a full cyclocross schedule with the Richard Sachs team, and with the illness, she faced the choice of having a double mastectomy to help prevent the cancer from recurring.
Bowman recently spoke with NPR about her experience and her decision about which type of surgery to have.
For more on her story, NPR’s Bradley Campbell also did a write-up.
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