Edwards: Wife's Cancer Returns, Campaign Will Continue

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

Chapel Hill, N.C. (AP) Democratic presidential contender John Edwards says his wife's cancer has returned, but his campaign for the White House will continue.

At a news conference in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, with his wife Elizabeth by his side, Edwards told reporters "the campaign goes on strongly.''

Elizabeth Edwards was diagnosed with breast cancer in the final days of the 2004 presidential campaign. She underwent several months of radiation and chemotherapy.

John Edwards said a biopsy of her rib showed the cancer was back and had spread to the bones. Once in the bones, it is not considered curable, though Edwards did call it "treatable.''

At today's news conference, Elizabeth Edwards said she doesn't feel "sickly'' and described herself "as ready as any person can be'' to deal with it. She said she encouraged her husband to continue the campaign.


KKCO firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKCO 11News.

powered by Disqus
KKCO NBC 11 News 2531 Blichmann Avenue Grand Junction, CO 81505 Station Phone: 970.243.1111 Business Fax: 970.243.1770 Newsroom Fax: 970.245.3793 News Tip & Contest Line: 970.255.8477
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 6641462 - nbc11news.com/a?a=6641462
Gray Television, Inc.