Ann Romney & 5 Other Powerful Women Who Bravely Battled Breast Cancer (PHOTOS)

Elizabeth Edwards

Elizabeth Edwards

In addition to standing by her husband John Edwards' side while he ran for VP, the late Elizabeth Edwards was a lawyer, best-selling author, and a health care activist. She actually discovered a lump in her breast while on the campaign trail in 2004, and the day John Kerry conceded to George W. Bush, Edwards was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer. After a valiant battle with the disease, the brave would-be "Mom-in-Chief" passed away at the age of 61 in 2010.

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