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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Hospitalized for Lung Cancer

RBG is resting comfortably but is expected to remain in the hospital for a few days

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg underwent surgery for lung cancer Friday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg underwent surgery for lung cancer Friday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg underwent surgery for early stage lung cancer Friday at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, the Supreme Court announced in a press release. 

“Justice Ginsburg is resting comfortably and is expected to remain in the hospital for a few days,” Supreme Court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg said in a statement.

Ginsburg received a pulmonary lobectomy to remove two malignant nodules in her left lung, which were discovered when she suffered a fall and broke three ribs in November.

After the surgery, doctors found no evidence the cancer had spread beyond her left lung. 

Gibsburg survived pancreatic cancer ten years ago in 2009, and colon cancer twenty years ago in 1999. 

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