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Posted at 5:17 PM ET, 12/ 6/2010

This just in: Elizabeth Edwards gravely ill; ends cancer treatment

By The Reliable Source

Edwards on the "Today" show last year. (Richard Drew/AP)

Elizabeth Edwards's cancer has spread to her liver and her doctors have advised that further treatment would be "unproductive," reports People.

Edwards, 61, is resting at home with family and friends----including Washington-based daughter Cate---and posted a Facebook message Monday: "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. With love, Elizabeth."

She was first diagnosed with breast cancer in November 2004 immediately after her husband, John Edwards, unsuccessfully ran on the Democratic presidential ticket with Sen. John Kerry.

By The Reliable Source  | December 6, 2010; 5:17 PM ET
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This lovely lady fought a good fight. It is so sad she had to deal with so much personal drama during her illness. She always conducted herself with such srength and grace throughout her ordeals. She is truly admirable.

Posted by: inmanorj | December 6, 2010 6:59 PM | Report abuse

Sad news. John Edwards, there's a special place in hell for husbands who cheat on their dying wives, and you'll be in it.

Posted by: WashingtonDame | December 6, 2010 7:32 PM | Report abuse

What do you expect from a lawyer. I guess he will be joining Newt Gingrich in that special little place.

Posted by: smegmahead | December 6, 2010 7:39 PM | Report abuse

Well done lady. My hat's off to you.

Posted by: abbreve | December 6, 2010 8:59 PM | Report abuse

"What do you expect from a lawyer?"
Elizabeth is also a lawyer.
There is also a special place in Hell for John's lovers...Hunter was only one.
John is surely suffering the fires of hell right now as he is totally disrespected, even hated, in his own land. He is relatively young. He has a long time to be treated like dirt.
You're right about Newt. He is seriously thinking about running for president. What a sleazeball. Smart guy, no ethics.

Posted by: postoastie | December 6, 2010 10:37 PM | Report abuse

I'm sorry to hear this. I so wanted Elizabeth Edwards to return to full health and have the rewards of living well. Holding her in prayer for joy and love in the midst of difficulty.

Posted by: Greenmom323 | December 7, 2010 1:32 AM | Report abuse

Class is what describes Elizabeth. It's too bad she had to endure the assinine antics of her husband. May he rot in hell and may Elizabeth produce a miracle. My thoughts and prayers are with this sweet lady and may she prove everyone wrong.

Posted by: walkman1956 | December 7, 2010 1:49 AM | Report abuse

I am deeply saddened by the news. I so wanted Elizabeth to have the years she longed for so that she could see her children to adulthood.

Posted by: marlene815 | December 7, 2010 2:53 AM | Report abuse

Facing her own mortality, Elizabeth Edwards still worried about others in the same situation who didn't have any or adequate health insurance to deal with the cost of catastrophic illness and went to Congress to lobby for HC reform. God speed, Elizabeth. What a wonderful lady you are.

Posted by: Sandydayl | December 7, 2010 9:09 AM | Report abuse

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