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.


She has grace even facing what she must face. My thoughts and prayers are for her and for her family.


May God comfort you and your family. God bless.


oh! i am so happy!


my prayer here from indonesia are with you, docter is not god they may say its hopeless, god decides.


Dearest Elizabeth,
May the blessings of love, peace and understanding be in your heart as you are comforted by the friends and family that mean the most to you. Thinking of you and family!!


I said a prayer for Elizabeth and her children tonight. She certainly fought the "good fight". Now she can go "home", be safe, warm and healthy. God bless her and her family. Go with God.


Oops, not #1. Hassan ben soba, right below me. Got the order mixed up.


Poster #1, what a totally tasteless and unfeeling post.


If John Edwards had been patient, and let nature take its course, he would have been free to date soon, and avoid all that nasty divorce stuff and people thinking he a douche bag, which he is.


my prayers go out to the edwards.