Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Undergoes Surgery For Lung Cancer

To cap off a stunning weak in Washington DC, it was just revealed that Ruth Bader Ginsburg was hospitalized and underwent surgery for lung cancer.

The surgery was successful but this is serious and we wish her a speedy recovery. It seems they found the growths on her left lung after she broke some ribs in a recent fall.

Wow, she got lucky because they caught it early. Please pray.

From CNBC: 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.

She is “resting comfortably” at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. 

There was no evidence of any remaining disease following the surgery, the court said. There was no evidence of disease elsewhere in Ginsburg’s body, and no further treatment is planned.

Ginsburg, the eldest member of the court and the senior justice of its liberal wing, underwent a pulmonary lobectomy. Two nodules in the lower lobe of her left lung were discovered “incidentally” during tests to treat rib fractures she sustained in a fall last month.
Both nodules were found to be malignant during an initial evaluation. 

The news comes as Ginsburg is recovering from three rib fractures she sustained after falling in her office on Nov. 7.

Ginsburg has quickly recovered from a number of health issues in recent years. The former ACLU litigator has survived multiple bouts with cancer, and in 2014 underwent a procedure to have a stent placed in her right coronary artery.

From The Hill: There was no evidence of any remaining nodules after the operation was performed and pre-operation scans did not detect disease anywhere else in her body.

She is resting comfortably and no further treatment is planned, according to the press release. She will remain in the hospital for a few days.

The justices are not due back on the bench for oral arguments again until Jan. 7, but they are scheduled to meet for their first conference of the new year on Jan. 4.