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Dec062010

'Further Treatment' Would Be 'Unproductive,' Say Elizabeth Edwards' Doctors

Photo Courtesy - AmericanPress dot org(CHAPEL HILL, N.C.) -- A written statement Monday made public the current status of Elizabeth Edwards' six-year battle with cancer.

"Elizabeth has been advised by her doctors that further treatment of her cancer would be unproductive.  She is resting at home with family and friends...." the statement read.

On her Facebook page, Edwards spoke out about sustaining through "difficult times," and thanked those who have continued to support her.

"You all know that 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.  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 day of our lives, for all of us, are numbered.  We know that,"  Edwards stated on her Facebook profile. "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.  To you I simply say:  you know," she added.

In recent years, Elizabeth Edwards has endured her illness alongside media reports about her ex-husband John Edwards' affair with campaign worker Rielle Hunter, which ultimately produced a daughter, Quinn.

After her husband's public admission in August 2008 that he had fathered a child with Hunter, Elizabeth Edwards filed for legal separation from John Edwards. 

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