Author Judy Blume says had breast cancer surgery


Judy Blume, the author of young adult books "Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret" and "Tiger Eyes," was diagnosed with breast cancer this summer and underwent a mastectomy, she said on her blog on Wednesday.

Blume, 74, one of America's most famous authors of young adult fiction, said that a month after her surgery she is recovering in New York. She also described the shock of learning from her doctor in June that she had breast cancer, given that she had no family history of the disease.


Sorry to hear this. Hopefully the recovery will be as fast as nature allows. To everyone else out in cyber space, especially the ladies: get the information, and follow the recommendations as to preventative measures. For the husbands, partners, significant others, etc., see to it that your loved one gets the testing and information needed. Since most of you reading this web site are librarians you know how to look up the necessary information. This time the patron is YOU!

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