Ruth Bader Ginsburg announces recurrence of cancer

Ruth Bader Ginsburg announces recurrence of cancer
Ruth Bader Ginsburg (Image: Wikipedia)

[Ed. – As always, we wish her well.  Cancer treatment is debilitating at any age.  It takes no great imagination to reckon why she is fighting so hard.]

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said Friday she is undergoing chemotherapy to treat a recurrence of cancer.

The treatment is yielding “positive results,” the 87-year-old liberal justice said in a statement, adding that she remains “fully able” to continue in her post. …

Earlier this week, Ginsburg was treated at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore after having a fever and chills, and undergoing an “endoscopic procedure to clean out a bile duct stent that was placed last August,” the court said at the time.

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Ginsburg said her cancer treatment is unrelated to this week’s incident.

Friday’s statement indicates that the pancreatic cancer Ginsburg was treated for in 2009 has returned again, this time in her liver, and that she tried one of the new immunotherapies for cancer, but it failed to shrink the tumors. It is not liver cancer.

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