Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Supreme Court Justice treated for tumour on her pancreas

Chris Riotta

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been treated for a tumour on her pancreas, according to a court spokesperson.

The tumour was determined to be malignant, a spokesperson said, adding that no additional treatment would be required at this time.

The 86-year-old justice reportedly began radiation treatment for the localized cancerous tumour on 5 August in New York City on an outpatient basis.

She has battled numerous bouts of cancer in past decades, including lung cancer last year, when she underwent surgery in December.

“Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg today completed a three-week course of stereotactic ablative radiation therapy at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City," the Supreme Court said in a statement. “The focused radiation treatment began on August 5 and was administered on an outpatient basis to treat a tumor on her pancreas. The abnormality was first detected after a routine blood test in early July, and a biopsy performed on July 31 at Sloan Kettering confirmed a localized malignant tumor.”

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