Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Missed SCOTUS Arguments Yesterday Due to Illness

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Posted: Nov 14, 2019 9:30 AM
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Missed SCOTUS Arguments Yesterday Due to Illness

Source: (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg missed arguments yesterday due to a stomach illness. 

In August the Supreme Court revealed the Justice had undergone radiation and was treated for a tumor.

"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 focused radiation treatment began on August 5 and was administered on an outpatient basis to treat a tumor on her pancreas. 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. As part of her treatment, a bile duct stent was placed," the Supreme Court released in a statement. "The Justice tolerated treatment well. She canceled her annual summer visit to Santa Fe, but has otherwise maintained an active schedule. 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. No further treatment is needed at this time."