Share
News

Breaking: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Treated for Pancreatic Cancer

Share

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is recovering after undergoing radiation treatment to fight a malignant tumor on her pancreas, according to a news release from the high court.

The Supreme Court made the announcement regarding Ginsburg on Friday, the same day it said she completed her treatment.

“Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg today completed a three-week course of stereotactic ablative radiation therapy at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City,” the statement reads.

Trending:
Watch: Actor Drops Devastating Truth Bomb on Alec Baldwin, Shows Why 'Rust' Gun Couldn't Have Fired Itself

“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.

“The tumor was treated definitively and there is no evidence of disease elsewhere in the body. Justice Ginsburg will continue to have periodic blood tests and scans,” it added.

Related:
Officials Beg Small-Town Cops to Bail Out Chicago as Vaccine Mandate Creates Police Shortage

“No further treatment is needed at this time.”

The 86-year-old Ginsburg has fought cancer several times in the past, as CNBC noted.

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.

Truth and Accuracy

Submit a Correction →



We are committed to truth and accuracy in all of our journalism. Read our editorial standards.

Tags:
, , , ,
Share
Joe Setyon was a deputy managing editor for The Western Journal who had spent his entire professional career in editing and reporting. He previously worked in Washington, D.C., as an assistant editor/reporter for Reason magazine.
Joe Setyon was deputy managing editor for The Western Journal with several years of copy editing and reporting experience. He graduated with a degree in communication studies from Grove City College, where he served as managing editor of the student-run newspaper. Joe previously worked as an assistant editor/reporter for Reason magazine, a libertarian publication in Washington, D.C., where he covered politics and wrote about government waste and abuse.
Birthplace
Brooklyn, New York
Topics of Expertise
Sports, Politics




Conversation

The Western Journal is pleased to bring back comments to our articles! Due to threatened de-monetization by Big Tech, we had temporarily removed comments, but we have now implemented a solution to bring back the conversation that Big Tech doesn't want you to have. If you have any problems using the new commenting platform, please contact customer support at commenting-help@insticator.com. Welcome back!