Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said in a statement on Friday that she is being treated for liver cancer but that she remains able to work “full steam.”
The 87-year-old said that she began a course of chemotherapy in May to treat a recurrence of cancer after a February scan revealed lesions on her liver.
“Immunotherapy first essayed proved unsuccessful. The chemotherapy course, however, is yielding positive results. Satisfied that my treatment course is now clear, I am providing this information,” Ginsburg said in the statement.
Ginsburg, a liberal, is the court’s eldest justice.
Reuters: U.S. SUPREME COURT JUSTICE RUTH BADER GINSBURG HAS BEEN DISCHARGED FROM THE HOSPITAL AND IS HOME AND DOING WELL – COURT STATEMENT
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BREAKING: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg says she's receiving chemotherapy for a recurrence of cancer, but has no plans to retire from the Supreme Court. https://t.co/pdst47mp3P
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