http://www.cnn.com/2007/HEALTH/conditions/03/23/edwards.cancer.ap/index.html For an oncologist to state that the "majority" of stage IV breast cancer patients are living a normal life is a crock of ****. I dont know where she received her oncology training, but she's obviously clueless. Data over the past 20 years from millions of patients have consistently shown that 80% of stage IV patients are dead within 5 years. Now maybe Elizabeth Edwards will be the exception. But lets make no mistake, this is a devastating diagnosis, not a "chronic manageable" disease like diabetes. If EE does pass away soon, I'm sure he'll sue their oncologist for improperly comparing stage IV breast cancer to diabetes.