Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Liver Cancer Has Returned, But She Will Remain on Supreme Court

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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