Thursday, November 11, 2004

Elizabeth Edwards' breast cancer has not spread to her lymph nodes. This was determined via a needle biopsy; the prognosis for complete recovery is "very, very good" according to her doctors. She is going to have 4 months of chemotherapy (to shrink the tumor and destroy any cancerous cells that may have broken off the tumor and traveled to other parts of her body) followed by a lumpectomy.

I surprised myself by how relieved I felt. I felt such enormous relief that I almost cried. I am so, so happy that Elizabeth Edwards is almost certainly going to be okay. Her family must be flying high right now, too.

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