Ruth Bader Ginsburg Completes Radiation Treatment For Tumor On Pancreas

The Supreme Court justice is free of cancer elsewhere in her body, doctors at Sloan Kettering said.

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has completed three weeks of radiation treatment after a tumor was discovered in her pancreas.

Doctors at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York said Friday that the tumor “was treated definitively and there is no evidence of disease elsewhere in the body,” per NPR.

Ginsburg will continue to have blood tests and scans but won’t require further treatment, doctors said.

The 86-year-old justice previously had surgery in December to treat lung cancer. She was back at work to hear oral arguments in February. And in November, she fractured three ribs after a fall and was back to work later that week.

The resilient justice regularly works out and continues to snub those who might wish her ill health.

“There was a senator, I think it was after my pancreatic cancer, who announced with great glee that I was going to be dead within six months,” Ginsburg said in a July NPR interview. “That senator, whose name I have forgotten, is now himself dead, and I am very much alive.”

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