Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Goes Through Radiation Treatment for Pancreatic Cancer

HeadlineAug 26, 2019

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has gone through three weeks of radiation treatment for a cancerous pancreatic tumor, the court announced Friday. Justice Ginsburg’s doctors said the disease did not appear to have spread beyond the pancreas, and the justice does not require further treatment for now. Ruth Bader Ginsburg continued to work, as well as attend many cultural events, during her outpatient treatment in New York at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. The 86-year-old justice is now a four-time cancer survivor. She had surgery for lung cancer in December and previously survived pancreatic cancer in 2009. The Supreme Court’s new term opens in early October.

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