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CHAPEL HILL (CNSNews.com) - Presidential candidate and former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards announced Thursday that his wife Elizabeth's cancer has returned. Mrs. Edwards, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2004, was in remission. However, when she went to the hospital for treatment for a cracked rib recently, doctors discovered that the cancer was back - and this time, while it is treatable, it is incurable. Edwards said doctors described her condition as comparable to being a diabetic - she'll have it for the rest of her life. Edwards also said he will not suspend his presidential campaign. "The campaign goes on. The campaign goes on strongly," he said.