Justice Ginsburg undergoes surgery for pancreatic cancer
on Feb 5, 2009 at 2:17 pm
The Court released a statement this afternoon that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had surgery for early-stage pancreatic cancer and will likely remain at Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City for 7-10 days. The text of the Court’s statement can be read after the jump.
U. S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had surgery for an apparently early-stage pancreatic cancer today, at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City.Â According to Dr. Murray Brennan, the attending surgeon, Justice Ginsburg will likely remain in the hospital approximately 7-10 days.
Justice Ginsburg had no symptoms prior to the incidental discovery of the lesion during a routine annual check-up in late January at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.Â A Computerized Axial Tomography (CAT) Scan revealed a small tumor, approximately 1 cm across, in the center of the pancreas.
Justice Ginsburg is 75 years old.Â She was appointed to the Court in 1993 by President Clinton.