Ruth Bader Ginsburg Give Big Update On Health Concerns
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Last week it was revealed that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had been undergoing radiation therapy at a hospital in New York City for a malignant cancerous tumor on her pancreas.
An abnormality was caught during a blood test in July which was eventually confirmed to be "a localized malignant tumor."
"Ginsburg, 86, began radiation on Aug. 5 at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York and received treatment as an outpatient, the statement said. As part of her treatment, a bile duct stent was placed on her pancreas," Fox News reported.
"The Justice tolerated treatment well. She cancelled her annual summer visit to Santa Fe, but has otherwise maintained an active schedule," a statement from the Supreme Court said. "No further treatment is needed at this time."
On Saturday during the National Book Festival, Ginsburg made an appearance and gave an update regarding her health. The Supreme Court Justice assured the audience that she would be just fine.
"As this audience can see I am alive… and I’m on my way to being very well,” she said to the crowd. She then said that her job is what “keeps me going.”
"This audience can see I am alive. And I am on my way to being very well."— The Hill (@thehill) August 31, 2019
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg speaks at 2019 Library of Congress National Book Festival. pic.twitter.com/Q98rfpFnaO
Shortly after the news was released of Ginsburg's poor health, President Donald Trump send the liberal judge his thoughts and prayers. The President noted how she was “strong” and “very tough” while talking to reporters outside of the White House.
“I hope she does really well. And our thoughts and prayers are with her,” Trump stated.
“I’m hoping she’s going to be fine,” he continued. “She’s pulled through a lot. She’s strong. Very tough. We wish her well.”
The President is right; Ginsburg is a very tough woman considering this isn't the first time she has had cancer. Check out what CBS News reported:
Ginsburg, 86, has a history of health problems. In December, Ginsburg had surgery at a New York City hospital to remove two cancerous nodules from her lung. She was also treated last year for rib fractures she sustained in a fall on November 7.
Ginsburg has survived cancer before: colon cancer in 1999 and pancreatic cancer 10 years later.
Her pancreatic cancer was caught very early and removed successfully in 2009. She was treated for colon cancer in 1999 with a combination of chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery.
Ginsburg is very popular on the Supreme Court especially among liberals. In late July during an interview with NPR, the Supreme Court Justice tried easing people about her questionable health conditions.
During this interview, Ginsburg addressed a comment made by Republican Senator Jim Bunning.
"There was a senator — I think it was after the pancreatic cancer — who announced with great glee that I was going to be dead within six months," she said. "That senator — whose name I've forgotten — is now himself dead. And I am very much alive."
Ginsburg also revealed how long she intends on staying on the Supreme Court which she also told to Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens who died recently at the age of 99.
"I said that my dream is that I will stay at the court as long as he did," she noted. "And his immediate response was, 'Stay longer!'"
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