Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has cancerous growths removed from lung

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg speaks at an annual Women's History Month

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg speaks at an annual Women's History Month

"You shoved an 8 Ft tree up her ass and you think this is showing her solidarity", one user said.

In the statement, the Supreme Court said the nodules were malignant and were discovered during tests performed right after a fall in November. According to NPR, when Ginsburg had a CT scan, doctors noticed something was amiss with her lungs.

After the surgery, there was "no evidence of any remaining disease", Arberg added.

A court spokesperson said that there is no evidence of any remaining disease, nor is there evidence of disease elsewhere in her body. No additional treatment is now planned.

"What they have found is that removing the whole lobe is better than just removing a piece of the lobe because it takes the lymphatic drainage of that area", said Dr. Stephen Swisher, a thoracic surgeon at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.

The procedure, a pulmonary lobectomy, in which a lobe of the lung containing the nodules is removed from the patient, has a high success rate in cases in which lung cancer is caught early. "Most are out of the hospital within a few days".

However, he said, the doctors can not be 100 percent sure that there was no lymph node involvement until after the pathology report is completed in a few days. That falls to about 50 percent if there is node involvement. Rusch uses a robot and video cameras to perform operations. The procedure can be either minimally invasive or be done with a longer incision on the side of the chest. And the mortality rate of the surgery is 1 in 100.




Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 85, suffered a fall at court in early November that resulted in three rib fractures and her hospitalization. In more than 25 years, she has never missed arguments.

It is unclear whether she will be on the bench when the court next hears a case, on January 7.

"Wishing Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg a full and speedy recovery!" he wrote.

Ginsburg has become something of a feminist cultural icon and defies the image of the angry feminist. In 2009, she was sent to the hospital following a bad reaction to medicine.

By all appearances, she'd recovered well from the broken ribs. But she is 85, and there is no way of sugarcoating that fact - even though her mind remains sharp as a tack. In recent days, Ginsburg has basked in the warm applause of audiences that turned out for screenings of a new feature film about her life.

Ginsburg, born in Brooklyn, New York, March 15, 1933, is generally viewed as belonging to the liberal wing of the court.

"If she doesn't need anything but the surgery, it is a very good sign", said Dr. John Lazar, director of thoracic robotic surgery at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. After two contentious sets of hearings, including one involving charges of sexual assault that Kavanaugh denied, he was confirmed on a close vote. The Supreme Court Justice had cancerous nodules removed from her lungs on Friday, according to a statement from the U.S. Supreme Court. The Republican president has already had two supreme court picks, swaying the court's balance toward conservatives.

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