SCOTUS Spokeswoman Releases Post-surgery Update on RBG

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Posted: Dec 24, 2018 7:30 AM
SCOTUS Spokeswoman Releases Post-surgery Update on RBG

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is back to working already after having surgery last week to remove two malignant nodules from her left lung.

According to Kathy Arberg, a spokeswoman for SCOTUS, Ginsburg is working from the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, where she is recovering.

The cancer was discovered after her she fell in her office last month and cracked three ribs.

"Post-surgery, there was no evidence of any remaining disease," a court statement released after her surgery stated. "Scans performed before surgery indicated no evidence of disease elsewhere in the body. Currently, no further treatment is planned."

This is now the third time the 85-year-old justice has been treated for cancer.

“Ginsburg has a history of cancers, having undergone surgery for colorectal cancer in 1999. Ten years later, she was treated for early-stage pancreatic cancer,” CNN reports.

Ginsburg has long said she will remain in her position as a Supreme Court justice for as long as she’s able. 

“As long as I can do the job full steam, I will be here,” she said earlier this year.