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Ginsburg treated for cancer

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 8/23/19, 03:59 pm

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg underwent treatment for a malignant, localized tumor on her pancreas recently, the Supreme Court announced Friday. She received three weeks of radiation therapy starting Aug. 5 and had a bile duct stent placed. No evidence of cancer remains, but doctors will continue to monitor her health.

Is she going to be OK? The 86-year-old liberal justice has survived three previous bouts with cancer. Most recently, she had surgery for lung cancer in December 2018. The high court said in a statement she is cancer-free and only missed her planned summer trip to Sante Fe, N.M. President Donald Trump on Friday wished Ginsburg well before leaving for an economic summit in France. “I’m hoping she’s going to be fine,” he said. “She’s pulled through a lot. She’s strong, very tough.”

WORLD updated this report to include President Trump’s statement about Ginsburg.

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Lynde Langdon

Lynde is a WORLD Digital’s managing editor and reports on popular and fine arts. She lives in Wichita, Kan., with her husband and two daughters. Follow Lynde on Twitter @lmlangdon.

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  • OldMike
    Posted: Fri, 08/23/2019 10:54 pm

    I can’t imagine anything more likely to give liberals anxiety attacks than issues with Justice Ginsburg’s health.

    I do wish her the best. 

  • My Two Cents
    Posted: Mon, 08/26/2019 01:23 pm

    Very kind words from President Trump. I wish the Justice a speedy recovery, and robust health. Health is the great equalizer, and I hope those with ailments think about eternity, especially Ginsburg.