Contributor Post Created with Sketch. RBG Reveals She Has Been Receiving Chemotherapy for Liver Cancer Since May

 

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.

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  1. Skyler Coolidge

    I predict that she will not die before a democrat gets back in office. She will be kept alive like Hirohito was kept alive, despite being dead. They only need to keep blood flowing through her and deny she is dead.

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    • July 17, 2020, at 10:39 AM PDT
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  2. DonG (skeptic) Coolidge

    she’s tough.

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    • July 17, 2020, at 10:40 AM PDT
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  3. Henry Racette Contributor

    I wish her good health and nothing but the best. I would, however, like her to retire before November.

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    • July 17, 2020, at 10:44 AM PDT
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  4. Western Chauvinist Member
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    I just want to know who the heck her doctor is!! If ever there was an indication of a two-tiered medical system, RBG’s survival against all odds (4 major organ cancers??) is it.

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    • July 17, 2020, at 10:51 AM PDT
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  5. Guruforhire Member

    So are we going to have a bunch of weekend at ginsburgs memes with Ruth’s face photoshopped in?

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    • July 17, 2020, at 10:55 AM PDT
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  6. Skyler Coolidge

    Guruforhire (View Comment):

    So are we going to have a bunch of weekend at ginsburgs memes with Ruth’s face photoshopped in?

    She’s pining for the fjords. 

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    • July 17, 2020, at 11:09 AM PDT
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  7. Casey Way Member
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    As there has been much ado about the distinction between “dying with COVID” and “dying from COVID,” am I the only one who is wonders if it is cancer in the liver as opposed to liver cancer? I’m no oncologist and no onc surgeon. However, I know pancreatic cancer is relentless and believe that for surgical access a major pancreatic resection is associated with removal of the gallbladder anyway. If the news release is correct that would suggest liver, lung, and pancreas cancer all since 2018 and then four different primary site cancers in a lifetime. She either has the luck of Job (with unyielding faith in Progressivism) or seems like mets to me. The stage and grade would be more intriguing to me than which organ the cancer is currently ravaging.

    The crux of the issue: depending on the types of cancer, mets go to the brain. Democrats do not want to be defending the functionality of a government official with the potential for brain mets while defending the functionality of a candidate who is seems to not be all there. If Thomas had the potential for brain mets, you think progressives would tolerate his continued presence on the court?

    Prayers for her health, for a relief from her suffering, and her family.

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    • July 17, 2020, at 11:44 AM PDT
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  8. Kozak Member
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    I knew something was up when they said she had a stent in her liver and got sick after a procedure on the stent.

    That screamed liver or pancreatic cancer to me, but I kept reading about how she was “cancer free”.

     

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    • July 17, 2020, at 11:46 AM PDT
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  9. Front Seat Cat Member

    DonG (skeptic) (View Comment):

    she’s tough.

    Like an energizer bunny – I’ve never seen anything like it nor have I ever known anyone able to overcome so many serious cancers! Tough is an understatement.

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    • July 17, 2020, at 11:53 AM PDT
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  10. WI Con Member
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    The statement is fine but can we see her exhale into a mirror please?

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    • July 17, 2020, at 12:30 PM PDT
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  11. Gary Robbins Reagan

    Henry Racette (View Comment):

    I wish her good health and nothing but the best. I would, however, like her to retire before November.

    Amen. 

    I predict that she will stay as far underground as possible between now and the start of the October Term in October. By that time, it would be too late to push a nomination through.

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    • July 17, 2020, at 1:23 PM PDT
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  12. Miffed White Male Member
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    Gary Robbins (View Comment):
    I predict that she will stay as far underground as possible between now and the start of the October Term in October. By that time, it would be too late to push a nomination through.

    If Trump loses, and she dies on January 19th, they’ll push a nomination through before noon on the 20th.

     

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    • July 17, 2020, at 1:29 PM PDT
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  13. Kozak Member
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    Gary Robbins (View Comment):
    I predict that she will stay as far underground as possible

    LOL. Nice way to phrase it.

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    • July 17, 2020, at 1:41 PM PDT
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  14. Matt Bartle Member
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    That women will live forever. Somewhere she has a painting of her that looks even worse.

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    • July 17, 2020, at 1:46 PM PDT
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  15. Chuck Thatcher

    Miffed White Male (View Comment):

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):
    I predict that she will stay as far underground as possible between now and the start of the October Term in October. By that time, it would be too late to push a nomination through.

    If Trump loses, and she dies on January 19th, they’ll push a nomination through before noon on the 20th.

     

    I would hope!

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    • July 17, 2020, at 2:21 PM PDT
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  16. Gary Robbins Reagan

    Miffed White Male (View Comment):

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):
    I predict that she will stay as far underground as possible between now and the start of the October Term in October. By that time, it would be too late to push a nomination through.

    If Trump loses, and she dies on January 19th, they’ll push a nomination through before noon on the 20th.

    The new Congress will be sworn in on January 3, 2019. As of right now the Dem’s will control the next Senate 51-47 with two toss-ups.

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    • July 17, 2020, at 3:06 PM PDT
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  17. Skyler Coolidge

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    Miffed White Male (View Comment):

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):
    I predict that she will stay as far underground as possible between now and the start of the October Term in October. By that time, it would be too late to push a nomination through.

    If Trump loses, and she dies on January 19th, they’ll push a nomination through before noon on the 20th.

    The new Congress will be sworn in on January 3, 2019. As of right now the Dem’s will control the next Senate 51-47 with two toss-ups.

    We shall see.

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    • July 18, 2020, at 2:21 PM PDT
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  18. MISTER BITCOIN Member

    Her clerks are doing all her work 

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    • July 18, 2020, at 3:17 PM PDT
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  19. Skyler Coolidge

    MISTER BITCOIN (View Comment):

    Her clerks are doing all her work

    That’s true of all of them. They don’t do work, our nations highest court is largely operated by people who just graduated from law school and work as clerks. They research everything and write everything. The justice steers them and decided what will be written, but they do all the work. Kind of like senators. 

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    • July 18, 2020, at 3:33 PM PDT
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