Ruth Bader Ginsberg Completes Treatment for Pancreatic Cancer

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg recently completed three weeks of radiation treatment after doctors found a localized cancerous tumor on her pancreas.

Ginsburg’s radiation therapy, which was conducted at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, began August 5 days after the tumor was confirmed to be malignant, according to a statement from the Supreme Court. The treatment included the insertion of a stent in Ginsburg’s bile duct. Doctors have concluded that there is no evidence of disease elsewhere in her body.

The court said she “tolerated the treatment well.”

he 86-year-old justice has battled various illnesses over the last 20 years. In 1999, Ginsburg had surgery for colon cancer and underwent chemotherapy and radiation treatment. More recently, she had surgery ten years ago after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Ginsburg also was diagnosed with lung cancer late last year.

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