John Edwards Press Conference

JOHN EDWARDS PRESS CONFERENCE….Elizabeth Edwards’ cancer has returned, as everyone has been speculating. It’s largely confined to her bones, “which is a good thing.” Not curable but treatable. “We and she are very optimistic.”

But John Edwards is not suspending or ending his presidential campaign. The rumors were wrong. “The campaign goes on. The campaign goes on strongly.”

UPDATE: In comments, people want to know what “not curable but treatable” means. Basically, it means the cancer can’t be removed. It will always be there. However, the analogy Elizabeth Edwards used was to diabetes: you can’t get rid of it, but there are therapies and medications that can keep it in abeyance and minimize both its spread and its ill effects. She also says that she has no symptoms and currently feels fine.

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