Ruth Bader Ginsburg Underwent Surgery for Pancreatic Cancer


The Supreme Court's only current female justice was hospitalized today and underwent surgery to address a cancerous growth in her abdomen. From the AP:

Ginsburg, 75, had the surgery at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York. She will remain in the hospital for seven to 10 days, said her surgeon, Dr. Murray Brennan, according to a release issued by the court. The court announcement said the cancer is apparently in the early stages.

This isn't Ginsburg's first battle with cancer: In 1999, she had surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation treatment to address colon cancer. The justice recently told clerks that she hoped to serve well into her eighties. Get well soon, Ruth!

Ginsburg is hospitalized with pancreatic cancer [AP]