Edwards Says "Hot Spot" Found On Hip Besides Cancer In Bone

Elizabeth Edwards says a "hot spot" detected in her right hip in addition to the cancer found in one of her ribs is too small to pose a new health risk. That's according to her doctors.

Edwards appeared with her husband John Edwards on C-B-S' "60 Minutes" on Sunday. She was asked in the interview whether there were any new test results indicating her recurrent breast cancer had spread beyond the rib.

Elizabeth Edwards said there were a couple of hot spots on the bone scan, one of which was in her right hip. She said one of the questions was whether or not to do radiation to reduce the size of the cancer in that location, and there was fear that treatment might weaken the bone and she might break her hip.

She says the consensus of the doctors was that it was too small an area for that to be a risk.