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Remember earlier this week when Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was admitted to the hospital to treat an infection? As many thought, there was more to the story. On Friday, the 87-year-old jurist revealed that she is receiving chemotherapy for another recurrence of cancer.
Ginsburg claimed that the hospital visits this week and back in May were unrelated to her liver cancer, but admits she has been receiving treatment since May. She revealed the chemotherapy for the first time today.
She has no plans to retire from the Supreme Court. “I have often said I would remain a member of the Court as long as I can do the job full steam,” Ginsburg said. “I remain fully able to do that.”
“My most recent scan on July 7 indicated significant reduction of the liver lesions and no new disease,” she added. “I am tolerating chemotherapy well and am encouraged by the success of my current treatment.”
Ginsburg has been treated four times for cancer in the past: colorectal cancer in 1999, pancreatic cancer in 2009 and 2019, and lung cancer in 2018.
Her full statement is included below.