CNN – Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been treated for pancreatic cancer in New York, the Supreme Court announced Friday.
“The tumor was treated definitively and there is no evidence of disease elsewhere in the body,” the court said.
This is the 86-year-old liberal icon’s fourth bout with cancer.
Ginsburg’s health has long been an issue.
A three-week course of stereotactic ablative radiation therapy began on August 5, the court said.
A tumor was first detected after a blood test in July and a biopsy was performed as well.
“The Justice tolerated treatment well,” the court said. “No further treatment is needed at this time.”
Despite her recent health scare, Ginsburg has made a series of public appearances and continues to travel.
She attended a legal conference in Lisbon this summer, joined by Justice Sonia Sotomayor and retired Justice John Paul Stevens, who died soon after returning …
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