Triathlete and breast cancer patient Lisa Birk: Take control (VIDEO)

October 6, 2014 | by Nicole White

In a single day, former professional triathlete Lisa Birk learned she couldn’t have children and that she had breast cancer. “Where do you go from there?” she asks. For Birk, who swims three miles, runs 10 miles and cycles every day, the answer  ultimately was a decision to take control of her cancer care. After receiving less-than-ideal treatment at a local hospital, Birk came to City of Hope. Having cancer didn't change her exercise routine, and it wasn't going to change her ability to manage her life. Learn more about her story – and why expert cancer care matters – in this video. ** Learn more about breast cancer treatment and research at City of Hope. Learn more about becoming a patient or getting a second opinion by visiting our website or by calling 800-826-HOPE (4673). City of Hope staff will explain what's required for a consult at City of Hope and help you determine, before you come in, whether or not your insurance will pay for the appointment.

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