Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg revealed on Friday that she has been undergoing chemotherapy for the last few weeks to treat a “recurrence of cancer.”
The 87-year-old Ginsburg said in her statement that, “On May 19, I began a course of chemotherapy (gemcitabine) to treat a recurrence of cancer. A periodic scan in February followed by a biopsy revealed lesions on my liver. My recent hospitalizations to remove gall stones and treat an infection were unrelated to this recurrence.”
Ginsburg’s latest bout of cancer is responding to chemotherapy.
Ginsburg continued saying, “I will continue bi-weekly chemotherapy to keep my cancer at bay, and am able to maintain an active daily routine. Throughout, I have kept up with opinion writing and all other Court work.”
How Ginsburg keeps up her extensive workload while enduring chemotherapy twice a week is incredible.
Ginsburg’s declining health and ongoing battle with cancer generates speculation about her inevitable retirement and her possible replacement.
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