10 Questions for Elizabeth Edwards

In the final days of the 2004 campaign, Elizabeth Edwards, wife of Democratic vice-presidential candidate John Edwards, learned that she had breast cancer. In her inspiring new memoir Saving Graces (Broadway), Edwards reflects, with her trademark frankness, on her battle with the disease as well as the death 10 years earlier of their son Wade in a freak auto accident. Edwards spoke with TIME's Andrea Sachs about her health, her family's wealth and the possibility of John Edwards in '08.

Why did you delay treatment until after the election?

Coming out and saying "I have breast cancer" would have been met...

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