Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Treated for Pancreatic Cancer
The Supreme Court made the announcement regarding Ginsburg on Friday, the same day it said she completed her treatment.
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“The focused radiation treatment began on August 5 and was administered on an outpatient basis to treat a tumor on her pancreas,” the statement added.
The statement then described how the tumor was found and the resulting treatment.
“The abnormality was first detected after a routine blood test in early July, and a biopsy performed on July 31 at Sloan Kettering confirmed a localized malignant tumor,” the statement said.
“As part of her treatment, a bile duct stent was placed. The Justice tolerated treatment well.”
According to the Supreme Court, Ginsburg hasn’t had to make many changes to her schedule.
“She cancelled her annual summer visit to Santa Fe, but has otherwise maintained an active schedule,” the statement read.
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“No further treatment is needed at this time.”
She underwent surgery in December and had to miss oral arguments for the first time in more than two decades.
However, she returned to the bench in February.
Ginsburg, widely seen as one of the most liberal members of the Supreme Court, was nominated by former President Bill Clinton.
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