Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Undergoes Cancer Treatment

Rebekah Sager
August 23, 2019 - 2:44 pm

(KNX) - Supreme Court says Justice Ginsburg treated at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York for a malignant tumor.

Ginsburg, 86, completed a three-week course of radiation that began on Aug. 5. to treat a localized cancerous tumor on her pancreas.

Last year, the Justice underwent surgery to remove a growth from her lung. 

According to NPR, doctors at Sloan Kettering said tests reported Ginsburg had no evidence of cancer elsewhere in her body. 

"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," a statement from the Supreme Court read.

"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 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."