VP canidate Edwards wife has breast cancer.

page: 1
0

log in

join

posted on Nov, 4 2004 @ 11:58 AM
link   
Don't they say these things come in three.

It was just reported on CNN that VP canidate John Edwards wife has breast cancer.

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



sfgate.com.../news/archive/2004/11/04/politics1240EST0548.DTL


Does that make you happy?


[edit on 4-11-2004 by evecasino]




posted on Nov, 4 2004 @ 12:04 PM
link   


It was just reported on CNN that VP canidate John Edwards wife has breast cancer.

Bet he's hoping nothing happens to that hair.



You are a cold hearted dick! You must have no idea what it's like for someone to have a member of the family go thru something as awful as breast cancer. Otherwise, you'd never say something so IGNORRANT!!! Next time you feel the need to make fun of someone with breast cancer, do us all a favor and STFU!
Ok mods...feel free to hit me with a warn.


[edit on 4-11-2004 by mpeake]



posted on Nov, 4 2004 @ 12:08 PM
link   

Originally posted by mpeake

Next time you feel the need to make fun of someone with breast cancer, do us all a favor and STFU!





I guess we can safely say, this is clearly a republican without morals or values

[edit on 4-11-2004 by syntaxer]



posted on Nov, 4 2004 @ 12:14 PM
link   

Originally posted by mpeake


It was just reported on CNN that VP canidate John Edwards wife has breast cancer.

Bet he's hoping nothing happens to that hair.



You are a cold hearted dick! You must have no idea what it's like for someone to have a member of the family go thru something as awful as breast cancer. Otherwise, you'd never say something so IGNORRANT!!! Next time you feel the need to make fun of someone with breast cancer, do us all a favor and STFU!
Ok mods...feel free to hit me with a warn.


[edit on 4-11-2004 by mpeake]


If you read the story you would see that the fun was poked at his hair and not her breast. Maybe you need to open your eyes and read before you assume.



posted on Nov, 4 2004 @ 12:21 PM
link   
Here is the story in it's entirety:




WASHINGTON (AP) -- Elizabeth Edwards, wife of former Democratic vice presidential candidate John Edwards, was diagnosed with breast cancer the day her husband and Sen. John Kerry 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 not to miss campaign time.

The Edwards family went straight to Massachusetts General Hospital from Boston's Faneuil Hall after Kerry and Edwards conceded on Wednesday.

Mrs. Edwards had a needle biopsy performed at the hospital, 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."

The American Cancer Society estimated that nearly 216,000 American women will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year.

Treatments have been getting better. The current five-year survival rate for breast cancer is 87 percent, up from 78 percent in the mid-1980s. About 40,000 women die of breast cancer annually.

Overall, the society says about one in seven women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime.

Invasive ductal cancer accounts for 65 percent to 80 percent of all breast cancers, according to the Merck Manual of Medical Information.

Treatment usually begins with surgery, according to the National Cancer Institute. This could involve removal of the cancer itself and usually nearby lymph nodes. Lumpectomy, just removing the cancerous mass, is becoming more common, though sometimes removal of the whole breast is done.

Surgery can be followed by chemotherapy, radiation or hormone therapy.

Radiation can focus on a cancer site from a machine outside the body or use a radioactive substance placed near the cancer in "seeds" or via needle.

Chemotherapy uses drugs that can stop or slow the growth of cancer that may have spread.

Hormone therapy removes or blocks hormones that can encourage growth of cancer cells.

In early stages of cancer a combination of the drug tamoxifen and hormone therapy is commonly used, the Cancer Institute reports.

The Edwardses married in 1977. They have two daughters, Cate and Emma Claire and a son, Jack. Son Wade died in a 1996 traffic accident.

Mrs. Edwards, born in Jacksonville, Fla., grew up hopscotching between the United States and Japan. She met her future husband at University of North Carolina law school.

She juggled a successful legal career and family for 19 years. Then -- stunned by Wade's death -- she quit work to have more children at an age when many contemporaries were easing toward grandmotherhood.

On the campaign, she dubbed herself the "anti-Barbie," a quick-witted, down-to-earth political wife who connected particularly well with mothers and fathers.


I don't see one damn thing that has anything to do with John Edwards' hair.

Edited for the eyes of youngsters....

[edit on 4-11-2004 by mpeake]



posted on Nov, 4 2004 @ 12:22 PM
link   
Please refrain from personal attacks and name calling. No matter how strongly you feel on the matter. Thanks.

Now, on topic:

Its interesting that they went to Mass General and not back to a hospital in thier home state. Not that Mass Gen is bad mind you its a top ranked hospital in numberous catagories.



posted on Nov, 4 2004 @ 02:10 PM
link   
This is my favourite picture of Kerry on the campaign trail. It was taken in Des Moines, Iowa on October 30th, 2004, the day after Mrs. Edwards was notified by her family doctor. He is wearing a Lance Armstrong Foundation "LIVE STRONG" bracelet on his left hand:




The Lance Armstrong Foundation Mission:

The LAF believes that in your battle with cancer, knowledge is power and attitude is everything. From the moment of diagnosis, we provide the practical information and tools you need to live strong.

The Lance Armstrong Foundation

From another survivor...
Dot.



[edit on 4-11-2004 by dotgov101]



posted on Nov, 4 2004 @ 02:24 PM
link   
I'm very sorry to hear that. Cancer is a terrible thing for both the one who has it and everyone around them. My best wishes and prayers for Mrs. Edwards on her swift recovery.


Thanks for explaining about the bracelet, dotgov101. I had noticed it, but didn't know what it meant.



  exclusive video


new topics
 
0

log in

join