Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg recently completed a round of chemotherapy to treat “a recurrence of cancer” — however, she says she’s still perfectly able to sit on the Supreme Court.
RBG says she began the cancer treatment on May 19 after a February biopsy revealed lesions on her liver. She says the chemo is yielding positive results — and no new disease — and she’ll continue biweekly treatments.
The legendary justice points out that her recent hospitalization was to remove gall stones and treat an infection, but was unrelated to the cancer.
Ginsburg adds … throughout her health issues, she has maintained an active daily routine and been keeping up with all her Supreme Court work.
She says … “I have often said I would remain a member of the Court as long as I can do the job full steam. I remain fully able to do that.”
We’re sad to hear of Justice Ruth’s complications, but we’re relieved to hear she’s doing okay.
BREAKING: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is receiving chemotherapy for a "recurrence of cancer." The treatment has led to a "significant reduction of the liver lesions and no new disease."
A statement from the 87-year-old justice. pic.twitter.com/dHKGJPugU5
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