Ruth Bader Ginsburg Treated for Cancerous Tumor on Pancreas

  • 2019-08-23
  • Source: TTN
  • by: TTN Staff
Ruth Bader Ginsburg Treated for Cancerous Tumor on Pancreas
 
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has reportedly undergone treatment for a cancerous tumor on her pancreas.

According to Fox News:

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has completed three weeks of radiation therapy at a New York City hospital to treat a malignant tumor on her pancreas, the court said Friday.

The tumor was treated definitively and there is no evidence of disease elsewhere in the body," a Court spokesperson said in a statement. "Justice Ginsburg will continue to have periodic blood tests and scans. No further treatment is needed at this time."

Ginsburg first discovered an abnormality in early July during a routine blood test, and a subsequent biopsy revealed a malignant tumor on her pancreas.

She began radiation on Aug. 5 at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York and received treatment as an outpatient, the statement said. As part of her treatment, a bile duct stent was placed on her pancreas.

Reports indicate that she responded to treatment well and other than canceling a trip maintained an active schedule throughout treatment.

 Source: TTN

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