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Ruth Bader Ginsburg Cancer Free

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Cancer Free

By    |   Friday, 11 January 2019 03:15 PM

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been declared cancer-free, though she remains in recovery from surgery and will miss another week of oral arguments, NPR reports.

"Her recovery from surgery is on track," said court spokeswoman Kathleen L. Arberg. "Post-surgery evaluation indicates no evidence of remaining disease, and no further treatment is required."

The justice had an operation to remove two cancerous nodules from her left lung on Dec. 21, 2018 and has spent three weeks recovering. CNBC reports that cancer experts say the typical recovery time for this type of surgery is four to six weeks. Although Ginsburg cannot attend the oral arguments, she will participate in the cases using briefs and transcripts as she did this past week.

This marks the first time that Ginsburg, the eldest justice at 86, has missed arguments in her 25 years on the Supreme Court.

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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been declared cancer-free, though she remains in recovery from surgery and will miss another week of oral arguments, NPR reports.
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