On Friday, the Supreme Court announced that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg underwent a pulmonary lobectomy in New York City, according to CNN Politics. While undergoing tests following her rib fractures earlier last month, doctors discovered cancerous nodules that have since been removed.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg underwent a pulmonary lobectomy today at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. Two nodules in the lower lobe of her left lung were discovered incidentally during tests performed at George Washington University Hospital to diagnose and treat rib fractures sustained in a fall on November 7. According to the thoracic surgeon, Valerie W. Rusch, MD, FACS, both nodules removed during surgery were found to be malignant on initial pathology evaluation. Post-surgery, there was no evidence of any remaining disease. Scans performed before surgery indicated no evidence of disease elsewhere in the body. Currently, no further treatment is planned.
Ginsburg is reported to be resting and according to previous statements, plans to continue to serve on the Supreme Court.
"I said I will do this job as long as I can do it full steam," Ginsburg said Sunday during an interview following a New York City screening of "On the Basis of Sex," a feature film about her years as a young lawyer.