Elizabeth Edwards, wife of former Senator and Presidential Candidate John Edwards has announced her diagnosis with stage IV breast cancer. Senator Edwards has elected to continue campaigning and remains “optimistic” about the diagnosis. Mrs. Edwards fervent belief that she can continue doing the things she does now while undergoing treatment has given me great pause. Senator Edwards has said that her cancer is not curable. I am not sure how I feel about this yet because, quite frankly, I am stunned. Mrs. Edwards reported wrenching her back moving a box and later hearing something pop after she received a hug from her husband. She went to the doctor to see about it and they found a malignancy in the bone that was localized in one place. All anyone can do is pray, but I can’t help feeling frustrated and anxious for them.