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
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]