BREAKING: Ginsburg completes radiation treatment for pancreatic cancer

BREAKING: Ginsburg completes radiation treatment for pancreatic cancer
File; from an appearance in 2018.

[Ed. – Pancreatic cancer is no joke. It’s not the virtually guaranteed death sentence it was 25 years ago, but it’s still one of the most aggressive, hard to treat cancers.  She was first treated for it in 2009, so this is a recurrence.]

In an official statement, the U.S. Supreme Court said: ‘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.

‘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 cancelled her annual summer visit to Santa Fe, but has otherwise maintained an active schedule. …

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