My heart and prayers are with John, Elizabeth and the entire Edwards family.
Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards accompanied his wife, Elizabeth, who has been treated for breast cancer, on a doctor's visit Wednesday. His campaign said they would hold a news conference in their hometown Thursday to discuss her health. Campaign officials refused to answer any questions about what the Edwardses learned at the doctor's appointment or how it might affect his candidacy.Summarized by Copernic Summarizer
Mrs. Edwards was diagnosed with breast cancer in the final days of the 2004 campaign, when her husband was the Democratic vice presidential nominee.
He announced the diagnosis the day after he and presidential nominee John Kerry lost the election.
Mrs. Edwards spoke about the death of her son and her cancer in an Associated Press interview last year.
"During the (2004) campaign, people who knew we had lost a son said, 'You are so strong,' and when I had breast cancer people would say, 'You are so strong,' and I thought, 'They don't know that there's a trick to being strong, and the trick is that nobody does it alone,'" she said.
"I wanted, from the perspective of someone going through it, not tell them what to do, but show them what great support I got."
Associated Press writer Mike Baker in Raleigh, N.C., contributed to this report.