Justice Ginsburg undergoes more cancer treatment

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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has undergone another cancer treatment according to a statement from the Supreme Court.

The 86-year-old liberal justice has reportedly received treatment for a tumor on her pancreas in her fourth battle with cancer.

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“The tumor was treated definitively and there is no evidence of disease elsewhere in the body,” the court said. “No further treatment is needed at this time.”

Ginsburg had outpatient radiation treatment in New York City beginning August 5 following detection of the tumor during a “routine blood test” in July.

“The Justice tolerated treatment well,” the statement read, adding that she had to cancel “her annual summer visit to Santa Fe, but has otherwise maintained an active schedule.”

Ginsburg has undergone several treatments for cancer over the years, with a successful treatment for colon cancer in 1999 and then in 2009 for the early stages of pancreatic cancer.  Cancerous nodules were removed from her left lung last December, causing her to miss oral arguments in the high court for the first time as she was home recovering.

She has also undergone other health issues such as having a heart procedure in 2014 and dealing with cracked ribs last November.

The oldest Supreme Court justice has continued to stay active and has traveled as well as made public appearances while still participating on cases. She was spotted by fans in June after attending the Broadway performance of  “What the Constitution Means to Me,” a play by Heidi Schreck.

Ginsburg was confirmed by the Senate just over 26 years ago on August 3, 1993, appointed by former Democratic President Bill Clinton.

The liberal icon called out Democrats last month for trying to pack the U.S. Supreme Court with left-wing activist judges.

She made liberal heads spin recently when she praised President Trump’s Supreme Court appointees, Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch, as “decent, very smart individuals.”

Ginsburg’s past health issues have consistently caused panic for liberals who beg her to hang on until Trump is not in office to replace her. News of her latest cancer treatment caused her name to trend on Twitter in a short time.


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