Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg underwent a medical procedure in New York City Friday; having “cancerous growths” removed from her lungs at Manhattan’s Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
“Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 85, underwent a lung procedure to remove a cancerous growth on Friday, the Supreme Court said in a release,” reports CNBC.
“Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg underwent a pulmonary lobectomy today at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. Two nodules in the lower lobe of her left lung were discovered incidentally during tests performed at George Washington University Hospital to diagnose and treat rib fractures sustained in a fall on November 7,” said the statement.
“Post-surgery, there was no evidence of any remaining disease. Scans performed before surgery indicated no evidence of disease elsewhere in the body,” added the release.
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DEVELOPING: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Hospitalized After Fall, Fractures 3 Ribs
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was hospitalized Thursday after falling in her office; fracturing three ribs on her left side and requiring immediate medical attention.
According to Fox News, the 85-year-old judge initially went home after falling in her Supreme Court offices but was later taken to George Washington University hospital after experiencing “discomfort.”
“Ginsburg has survived a series of health scares. She broke two ribs in a fall in 2012, has had two prior bouts with cancer and had a stent implanted to open a blocked artery in 2014,” writes Fox.
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IT WAS THAT BAD: Even Justice Ginsburg Says Kavanaugh Hearings Were ‘WRONG’ for America
Liberal Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg weighed-in Wednesday on Brett Kavanaugh’s wild confirmation hearings; saying the current partisan antics were “wrong” for the country.
Ginsburg was speaking at the George Washington University in Washington, DC this week when she was asked to comment on Kavanaugh’s confirmation process, simply saying “the way it is, is wrong.”
“The way it was, was right,” said Ginsburg. “The way it is, is wrong. The atmosphere in ’93 was truly bipartisan.”
Ginsburg was confirmed by the US Senate in 1993 by a bipartisan vote of 96-3 despite widespread concerns regarding her 10 year career on the ACLU board.