Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg reveals cancer recurrence, says treatment yielding ‘positive results’

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. File photo: Kamil Krzaczynski/UPI

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 17, 2020 (Gephardt Daily) — U.S. Supreme County Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said Friday she is being treated a recurrence of cancer.

Ginsburg, 87, said chemotherapy treatments are yielding “positive results” and she is “fully able” to continue in her job.

The court released her statement:

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.

Immunotherapy first essayed proved unsuccessful. The chemotherapy course, however, is yielding positive results. Satisfied that my treatment course is now clear, I am providing this information.

My most recent scan on July 7 indicated significant reduction of the liver lesions and no new disease. I am tolerating chemotherapy well and am encouraged by the success of my current treatment. 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.

I have often said I would remain a member of the Court as long as I can do the job full steam. I remain fully able to do that.

Source: Supreme Court news release

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