Elizabeth Edwards' Docs Halt Treatment, Give Weeks to Live

Cancer has spread to liver; she's home with family, friends
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 6, 2010 4:59 PM CST
Elizabeth Edwards, wife of former Sen. John Edwards, D-N.C., during an interview at The 2008 New Yorker Festival, Saturday, Oct. 4, 2008.   (AP Photo/The New Yorker Festival, Bill Davila)
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(Newser) – Elizabeth Edwards' cancer has spread to her liver, leading doctors to advise her that further treatment would be "unproductive," and give her a prognosis of weeks, or perhaps days, to live. "She is resting at home with family and friends," the Edwards family said in a statement to People. Edwards, who was hospitalized last week after feeling ill over Thanksgiving, posted an apparent goodbye on her personal Facebook page, notes CBS:

"I have been sustained throughout my life by three saving graces—my family, my friends, and a faith in the power of resilience and hope," she wrote. "These graces have carried me through difficult times and they 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." (Read more Elizabeth Edwards stories.)

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