Elizabeth Edwards Gravely Ill, Suspends Treatment as Cancer Spreads

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Elizabeth Edwards' cancer fight has taken a turn for the worse.

With the disease spreading to her liver, the wife of John Edwards revealed that she is resting at home and no longer seeking treatment for the disease.

"Elizabeth has been advised by her doctors that further treatment of her cancer would be unproductive," the Edwards family says in a statement.

On Monday, the ailing Edwards posted a Facebook message to her friends that can be tragically interpreted as a farewell of sorts. She writes:

"I have been sustained by three saving graces – my family, my friends, and a faith in the power of resilience and hope. These graces have carried me through difficult times and have brought more joy to the good times than I ever could have imagined."

"The days of our lives, for all of us, are numbered. We know that."

"It isn’t possible to put into words the love and gratitude I feel to everyone who has and continues to support and inspire me every day," Elizabeth Edwards continued. "To you I simply say: you know. With love, Elizabeth."

Edwards, who was first diagnosed with breast cancer in November 2004, was briefly hospitalized last week after not feeling well over Thanksgiving.

Doctors said her cancer had metastasized to the liver.

Family members – including adult daughter Cate, a Washington lawyer, and her brother and sister, Jay and Nancy Anania – rushed home to be with her.

Elizabeth and John Edwards, the two-time White House hopeful who has been estranged from her following the infamous birth of his love child with Rielle Hunter, also have two younger children together, Jack and Emma.

Our thoughts are with Elizabeth and those close to her.


Dear PJ-Comix , You sohlud read "Resilience" before jumping on the bandwagon and slamming Elizabeth Edwards. You look stupid just like the women on the View.


R.I.P. You lost the battle but won the war...


Not a fan of hers, but wouldn't wish this on anyone. Praying for her and for those who love her, and wish she had enough courage to deny John Edwards in her dying presence. He doesn't deserve that honor.


Rest in peace Elizabeth Edwards. May the Lord be with you and keep you always.


John is the fish that sucks the ocean floor. Elizabeth, you rise above the filth and do it with such dignity. God bless you as you move on to eternity. The Lord be with you.


You have been brave and a class act. Your children will have great memories of you - and your faith tells you that you will be with them again. God bless you and your children. John doesn't deserve you.


You have been through worse, Elizabeth. You made it then, you can make it now. One way or another..


es una excelente persona en todos los aspectos asi como su familia. Le deseo que sea feliz hasta el ultimo instante y mas alla de él ya que como angel que es la esperaran en los cielos.


You have a lot to be proud of and have been a class act..I am very sorry you suffered so much in this life but I always thought you were terrific and wished you lived next door...you are my type of person to be friends with...May God envelope you in his arms and take away all the pain you have suffered and I know that the legacy you will leave for your children will be unmatched.


God bless you Elizabeth Edwards. My prayers are with you and your family.