Local Woman Defies the Odds and Beats Cancer

Elizabeth Edwards has stopped cancer treatments and expects to die from the disease, and a local woman knows exactly what she's going through.

The wife of the former presidential candidate John Edwards is suffering from stage 4 breast cancer, which has spread to her liver.  She announced today that she was stopping cancer treatment on the advice of her doctors, and does not have long to live.

Here in Rhode Island, a local woman knows exactly what Mrs. Edwards is going through.  Mona Dumais was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer 15 years ago and was told she had only months to live.

Mona kept hoping and believing and is now watching her two daughters grow up.

ABC6 Reporter Erica Ricci has that story.