Children's Author Judy Blume Reveals her Battle with Breast Cancer

| by Michael Allen

Popular children's author Judy Blume announced on her blog on Wednesday that she was diagnosed with breast cancer over the summer, had a mastectomy and breast reconstruction surgery in late July, reports the Associated Press.

The 74-year-old author wrote that she walks a couple of miles each morning and eats out at night.

Blume wrote that her cancer wasn't detected by a mammogram or by a normal physical exam because she has thick breast tissue.

For women in similar situations, Blume suggested that they get a sonogram.