Legendary novelist Judy Blume announced on her blog yesterday that she is battling the early stages of breast cancer. Blume said that plans for a busy summer were curtailed when her physician, during a routing check-up discovered a mass:

The biopsy report came back a few days later while I was with my GYN in her office (a long standing appointment). It was good that I wasn’t alone and that she, who has been my doctor for seventeen years, could explain it to me. Very early. Very small. Well differentiated. All good news.

But it was ductal carcinoma.


Blume seems to have an outstanding outlook and her prognosis is great. You can read the full details here on her blog. We’d like to extend our immense happy thoughts and prayers to Ms. Blume.

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