Ruth Bader Ginsburg Cancer Removed from Lung
12/21/2018 9:43 AM PST
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg underwent a procedure to remove cancerous growths from her lung, but the good news is … things are looking good for her post-surgery.
RBG reportedly underwent a pulmonary lobectomy in NYC Friday to remove 2 nodules from her lung which were recently discovered to be malignant. It appears doctors removed all of the cancer. It’s unclear, but since she waited a bit to have the surgery around Xmas, it’s possible RBG timed it so she wouldn’t miss work.
Ginsburg’s had a rough Fall … she fell down in November, and fractured 3 ribs. While she was hospitalized doctors ran some tests and discovered the cancerous growths.
Doctors seem confident they got to the core — based on post-op scans — and the cancer has been removed.
RBG is expected to remain in the hospital for a few days to recover, but no further treatment is planned.
RBG’s already a cancer survivor, having been diagnosed with colon cancer in 1999 and pancreatic cancer in 2009. Despite the new lung cancer discovery, she’s never been a smoker.
Get well, Ruth!!!