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POLITICS: Elizabeth Edwards Has Breast Cancer

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posted on Nov, 4 2004 @ 12:13 PM
The wife of former Democratic vice presidential candidate John Edwards has been diagnosed with breast cancer. Elizabeth Edwards discovered the lump in her breast last week during a campaign stop. Doctors had told her that it appeared to be cancerous and has advised her to see a specialist as soon as possible.
WASHINGTON - 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.

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However she delayed the appointment to today so as to not disrupt the campaign. Following their concession speech, the family traveled to Massachusetts General Hospital where a biopsy was performed. The biopsy confirmed the presence of cancer.

[edit on 11/4/04 by FredT]

posted on Nov, 4 2004 @ 12:16 PM
I've already posted that story.

posted on Nov, 4 2004 @ 12:19 PM
Good catch, evecasino, but we allow side by side ATS and ATSNN stories.

posted on Nov, 4 2004 @ 02:06 PM
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...

[edit on 4-11-2004 by dotgov101]

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