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Elizabeth Edwards Cancer Spreads

Elizabeth Edwards Cancer Spreads

Elizabeth Edwards, former wife of Senator and Presidential hopeful John Edwards, has been bravely battling cancer since 2004.  Sadly, it appears that fight may no longer be winnable.

Via WRAL News.com:

Elizabeth Edwards’ cancer has spread, and her health has deteriorated, multiple sources told WRAL News Monday.

Edwards, 61, the wife of former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards, was briefly hospitalized recently, but she is now at home, and her family and friends are lending their support.

Elizabeth Edwards was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2004, which went into remission but returned in 2007 while her husband launched his 2008 presidential run.  The couple disclosed the illness while continuing on the campaign trail.

The cancer subsequently moved on to her bones, where it was determined to be incurable but treatable.  USA Today reports that it has now spread to her liver, and that doctors are now advising she forgo any additional treatment.  A statement to People Magazine reads:

“Elizabeth has been advised by her doctors that further treatment of her cancer would be unproductive. She is resting at home with family and friends.”

John and Elizabeth Edwards legally separated in January of 2010 after it was disclosed that John was having an affair with a campaign videographer.   Due to North Carolina’s mandatory one year separation period, the couple never officially divorced.

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10:43PM PST on Dec 13, 2010

Noted, thanx

12:27AM PST on Dec 8, 2010

Elizabeth Edwards was a great woman. She fought the good fight till the end. Hope her kids will find comfort that her mom will be in a better place and may they emulate her goodness. Remember her with fond memories. Condolence.

12:02AM PST on Dec 8, 2010

So sorry.... and yes, 61 IS WAY TOO YOUNG. Cancer is such an evil thing.

7:42PM PST on Dec 7, 2010

All I can think of is what a brave woman she has been and what a bastard John Edwards is. He spent 30 years with her as she supported all his efforts in politics but he wouldn't stand by her as she battled for her life. Well, he can breathe easy now, he doesn't have to get a divorce...I can still see that other woman when she was on Oprah and thought...that is what he chose????? I am soooooo thankful he didn't win any bid for the Presidency or Vice Presidency. Hopefully we will never have to hear about him or his escapades or the tramps he chooses to be with.
Elizabeth showed what she is made of...strength and dignity to the end...God bless her and her children.

7:30PM PST on Dec 7, 2010

She fought a brave battle. I hope she is resting in peace, she has earned her wings.

7:21PM PST on Dec 7, 2010

What a shame that she had to die at such a young age. (Yes, I consider 61 young.) My heart goes out to her three children. Not only to lose their mother, but to lose her only weeks before Christmas is particularly sad.

I hope the end was peaceful. She was a brave woman. Be at peace, Elizabeth.

7:00PM PST on Dec 7, 2010

So sad! RIP, Elizabeth and RIP to my mother who also died of this dreadful disease at the age of 64.

6:34PM PST on Dec 7, 2010

I'm sorry to hear of Elizabeth Edward's passing. My condolences to her family.

5:07PM PST on Dec 7, 2010

I just heard on the news, she died 10am today. I could never have had her courage, her braveness in spite of all the blows life dealt her. She was one classy woman. I am so sad for her young children.I hope they are old enough to retain their memories of a wonderful mother.

4:50PM PST on Dec 7, 2010

- REST IN PEACE my darling..... a beautiful woman inside and out. I know for sure that you are going to heaven. Many many people around the world will be praying for your soul and for the loves ones that you have left behind........ - Please GOD bless her...

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