The Fudge Series. Are You There, God, It’s Me, Margaret? Deenie. Forever. Summer Sisters.
These are all books that I grew up on and they are written by the talented Judy Blume. She has without a doubt made an impact on growing girls everywhere as an author who tackled taboo topics like periods, masturbation and virginity along with friendship, death and love.
The award-winning writer just announced on her personal blog today that she was diagnosed with breast cancer. According to her blog, a visit to the radiologist in mid-June led her to get a core biopsy with her gynecologist of over seventeen years. Unfortunately, the results came back with far from positive results—the 74 year old Judy Blume, who has no history of breast cancer in her family, exercises regularly, avoids smoking and drinking, against all odds, has breast cancer.
Fortunately for Ms. Blume the cancer was caught early and she was able to avoid any treatment and get a double-mastectomy along with reconstructive surgery. It’s been a month since her surgery and she seems to be recovering well—she claims she’s “feeling stronger every day.”
Judy Blume, our thoughts go out to you and your family. Your positive attitude and strength are just another reason as to why you’re so incredibly inspiring to women everywhere. Thanks for reminding us of the important of breast health and why it’s so important to have regular breast-exams, mammograms and ultrasounds—regardless of size, history and lifestyle.
We wish you the best and hope you get well soon!