Ruth Bader Ginsburg Reveals She's Being Treated for a Recurrence of Cancer
Ruth Bader Ginsburg recently told the world that she has been undergoing chemotherapy following a recurrence of cancer. Before now, Ginsburg has been treated for cancer four times.
On Friday, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg recently revealed that she has been undergoing chemotherapy for a recurrence of liver cancer.
In a statement released by the Supreme Court, Ginsburg explained that she began chemotherapy in May. This was after she had a biopsy in February that showed lesions on her liver. According to her, Immunotherapy was first tried but was unsuccessful. Chemotherapy is, however, yielding positive results.
The statement continued by adding that Ginsburg's most recent scan on July 7 showed a significant reduction of the liver lesions, and no new disease was discovered.
Despite all of her health challenges, Ginsburg refuses to give in, and the older woman remains as efficient as ever in the court.
Ginsburg has been treated for cancer four times in the past. In 2009, Ginsburg underwent surgery for pancreatic cancer, and she has also been treated for colon cancer.
In 2018, Ginsburg had a part of her lung removed after doctors found three cancerous spots. Due to her age and extended medical history, many have been interested in Ginsburg's health struggles. This is also because of her status in the society.
Earlier this week, Ginsburg reportedly received treatment at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. She also reportedly underwent an endoscopic procedure to clean out a bile duct stent that was placed last August.
Ginsburg also had an oral argument in May while she was in the hospital. Despite all of her health challenges, Ginsburg refuses to give in, and the older woman remains as efficient as ever in the court.