Blume, 74, revealed in a blog post on Wednesday that she's been fighting the disease over the summer. She explained that a visit to the radiologist on June 12 indicated that she needed to undergo a core biopsy that canceled a planned five-week trip to Italy in July during which she hoped to finish a new book. She learned that she had breast cancer a few days later.
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"Wait -- me? There’s no breast cancer in my family (recent extensive genetic testing shows no genetic connection)," she writes about her initial shock. "I haven't eaten red meat in more than 30 years. I've never smoked, I exercise every day, forget alcohol -- it's bad for my reflux -- I've