Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg Undergoes More Cancer Treatment
WASHINGTON – Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has completed three weeks of radiation treatment for a cancerous tumor discovered on her pancreas in July, the Supreme Court announced Friday.
According to the statement, the tumor was discovered after a routine blood test at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York in early July. A biopsy performed on July 31 at Sloan Kettering confirmed the presence of a localized malignant tumor.
Justice Ginsburg began focused radiation treatment for the tumor on Aug. 5 on an outpatient basis. As part of her treatment, a stent was placed in her bile duct.
Ginsburg has had several bouts of cancer over the years and underwent surgery in late 2018 to remove a growth from her lung.
The court said Ginsburg tolerated her latest treatment well. While she cancelled her annual summer vacation in Santa Fe, New Mexico, she has otherwise maintained an active schedule.
“The tumor was treated definitively and there is no evidence of disease elsewhere in her body,” the statement from the court said.
Justice Ginsburg will continue to have periodic blood tests and scans. No further treatment is needed at this time.
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