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Old 11-04-04, 12:49 PM
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Bad news for John Edwards/family

Just heard on FNC that yesterday, apart from everything else, John Edwards's wife was diagnosed with invasive breast cancer. : (
Definitely wish them nothing but the best in dealing with that.
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That's terrible.
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Old 11-04-04, 12:51 PM
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That is bad. I hope she recovers soon.
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I'm not a doctor, but do the stresses of campaigning help bring this about?

Sad news indeed.
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Old 11-04-04, 12:55 PM
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Don't know--it probably can't help.
They said she noticed a lump last week, and delayed getting a test until yesterday so as to support John/s [and I guess not distract him].
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I hope she has a full recovery.
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I hope all goes well. Their family has had more than their fair share of tragedy.
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Jeez, that sucks. Best wishes for them both.
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Well, that sucks. Evenif I voted Bush, I like Edwards. Here's to a full recovery.
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Old 11-04-04, 01:03 PM
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She seems like a really extrodinary woman...been through alot, best wishes
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I hope she recovers fully.
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Old 11-04-04, 01:03 PM
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Here's a print source:
I don't necessary like Edwards, but I like cancer even less.


http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=stor...er_1&printer=1

19 minutes ago

By RON FOURNIER and RANDOLPH SCHMID, Associated Press Writers

WASHINGTON - Elizabeth Edwards, wife of former Democratic vice presidential candidate John Edwards (news - web sites), was diagnosed with breast cancer the day her husband and Sen. John Kerry (news - web sites) conceded the presidential race.


Spokesman David Ginsberg said Mrs. Edwards, 55, discovered a lump in her right breast while on a campaign trip last week. Her family doctor told her Friday that it appeared to be cancerous and advised her to see a specialist when she could.

She put off the appointment until Wednesday so as to not miss campaign time. Mrs. Edwards had a needle biopsy performed at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, where Dr. Barbara Smith confirmed the cancer, Ginsberg said.

He said the cancer was diagnosed as invasive ductal cancer. That is the most common type of breast cancer, and can spread from the milk ducts to other parts of the breast or beyond.

More tests were being done to determine how far the cancer has advanced and how to treat it, he said.

Ginsberg said spirits are high at the Edwards household. "Everybody feels good about it, that this is beatable," he said.

Edwards, who leaves his North Carolina Senate seat in January, said in a statement, "Elizabeth is as strong a person as I've ever known. Together, our family will beat this."
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Originally posted by dtcarson

I don't necessary like Edwards, but I like cancer even less.

Agreed. That sucks.
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Bad news, hopefully they can do what they need to and she can survive and live a healthy life.
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That sucks, hopefully they caught it early enough that it will be easily survivable.

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Cancer sucks bad. Hope she beats it.
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