Author Judy Blume Reveals Breast Cancer Battle
Author Judy Blume revealed Wednesday that she spent the summer battling breast cancer.
In a detailed blog entry, Blume describes her diagnosis and subsequent decision to have a mastectomy and breast reconstruction. She says routine ultrasound in June revealed that she required an immediate biopsy, CNN reported.
Within the next few days, Blue was told she had "invasive ductal carcinoma." The diagnosis left her shocked and questioning how she could have breast cancer.
It's been one month since her surgery and Blume said she is "feeling stronger every day," CNN reported.
NFL Donates $30 Million for Brain Research
The NFL is donating $30 million to the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health to conduct brain research designed to benefit athletes, members of the military and the general public.
The announcement was made Wednesday by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, the Associated Press reported.
Under the grant, potential areas of research include chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), concussion management and treatment, and investigating the link between traumatic brain injury and neurodegenerative disorders, such as Alzheimer's disease, later in life.
The NIH, considered one of the world's leading medical research centers, is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the AP reported.
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