Breaking News

Justice Ginsburg offers statement on her post-surgery treatment

In a press release issued this morning by the Court’s Public Information Office, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg gives an update of her health and post-surgery plans:

On February 5, 2009 I underwent a complete, successful, surgical removal of a pancreatic cancer at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City.  In consultation with Dr. Eileen O’Reilly and Dr. Leonard Saltz of MSK, I am scheduled to undergo a precautionary, post-surgery course of chemotherapy at the National Institutes of Health.  The treatments, which will commence in late March, are not expected to affect my schedule at the Court.  Thereafter, it is anticipated that I will require only routine examinations to assure my continuing good health.