Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg participates in a lecture September 26, 2018 at Georgetown University Law Center

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg undergoes surgery for early stage lung cancer

December 21, 2018 - 12:29 pm

WASHINGTON (1010 WINS) -- Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg underwent surgery today for early stage lung cancer, the Supreme Court announced. The 85-year-old justice is being treated at Memorial Sloan Kettering in New York.

The surgery was to remove two malignant growths from her left lung.

Short of complications in recovery, doctors say prospects look good for a full recovery for Justice Ginsburg, 85. She hopes to be back on the court for the start of the new term in early January.

It's Ginsburg's third bout with cancer since she joined the court in 1993.

The court says doctors found ``no evidence of disease elsewhere in the body.'' The court says no additional treatment is planned currently.

The growths were found during tests Ginsburg had after she fractured ribs in a fall on Nov. 7.