Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had malignant nodules removed from her lung on Friday.
According to a release from the Supreme Court, Ginsburg is “resting comfortably” at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City.
Ginsburg underwent a pulmonary lobectomy, where two nodules in the lower lobe of her left lung were removed after being discovered “incidentally’ while she was being treated for rib fractures sustained in a fall last month, according to NBC News.
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) November 8, 2018
At 85 years of age, Ginsburg is the eldest member of the high court’s liberal faction.
The Supreme Court release can be seen below:
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg underwent a pulmonary lobectomy today at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. Two nodules in the lower lobe of her left lung were discovered incidentally during tests performed at George Washington University Hospital to diagnose and treat rib fractures sustained in a fall on November 7. According to the thoracic surgeon, Valerie W. Rusch, MD, FACS, both nodules removed during surgery were found to be malignant on initial pathology evaluation. Post-surgery, there was no evidence of any remaining disease. Scans performed before surgery indicated no evidence of disease elsewhere in the body. Currently, no further treatment is planned. Justice Ginsburg is resting comfortably and is expected to remain in the hospital for a few days. Updates will be provided as they become available.
There was no evidence of any remaining cancer and her prognosis for recovery was said to be good.
Doctors say, short of complications, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's prospects for a full recovery look good after she underwent surgery for early stage lung cancer today. The cancer was discovered after she fell and fractured several ribs in Nov.https://t.co/2WCw5bhwWm
— NPR (@NPR) December 21, 2018
…at least, as good as can be expected for an 85-year-old.
This is a very serious operation and expecially if she has broken ribs from a fall. And she is 85 and proned to falls. I don’t want to hear one single lie about how well she is doing. She is not and anyone that has parents in the 80’s knows it. I do wish her a recovery.
— Patricia Reffner (@pattyreffner) December 21, 2018
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Here’s a quick sampling of responses that shows that even here, or especially here, politics rule the day:
If she ever needs a lung, she can have one of ours! ?? time. Please stay well. RBG!
— H. Zena (@jonsv3) December 21, 2018
Hurry up Mueller! Get well RBG!
— Michael Glassman (@MHGtweet) December 21, 2018
Two more years Justice Ginsburg! Two more years!
— Richard Estrada (@LanceStryker6) December 21, 2018
Take my lungs Ruth!
— Bmore (@GoinRaven) December 21, 2018
— Amanda of House Stark (@HTLHellcat) December 21, 2018
Ruth Bader Ginsburg is the only thing keeping the Republic from falling into the sea. I just can’t.
— Nick Fink (@finkn23) December 21, 2018
Damn, better be the best doctors around. Have to keep fighting
— Mike (@mthilt03) December 21, 2018
— Deb (@doobieh56) December 21, 2018
Trump presidency is biblical revelation.
— Sean Champ (@SeanChampVA) December 21, 2018
Hope she recovers. Hurry Mueller, hurry !!!
— Chris Secor (@Fins26) December 21, 2018
I’m an atheist but this just made me pray to the Flying Spaghetti Monster for the first time in a long time. Please hold on, Justice Ginsburg!!!!
— Moving Violationz (Ryan) (@MViolationz) December 21, 2018
— Elena Marie (@ElenaMarie1973) December 21, 2018
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