Ruth Bader Ginsburg says that her liver cancer has returned, but she will remain on the Supreme Court while undergoing chemotherapy.
Earlier this week, it was announced that the 87-year-old Supreme Court Justice was hospitalized for a possible infection.
“On May 19, I began a course of chemotherapy (gemcitabine) to treat a recurrence of cancer. A periodic scan in February followed by a biopsy revealed lesions on my liver. My recent hospitalizations to remove gall stones and treat an infection were unrelated to this recurrence,” RBG said in a statement released on Friday (July 17).
“Immunotherapy first essayed proved unsuccessful. The chemotherapy course, however, is yielding positive results. Satisfied that my treatment course is now clear, I am providing this information,” she continued. “My most recent scan on July 7 indicated significant reduction of the liver lesions and no new disease. I am tolerating chemotherapy well and am encouraged by the success of my current treatment. I will continue bi-weekly chemotherapy to keep my cancer at bay, and am able to maintain an active daily routine.”
“Throughout, I have kept up with opinion writing and all other Court work,” Ginsburg concluded her statement. “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 wishing a full recovery for Justice Ginsburg!
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