Ruth Bader Ginsburg has cancer nodules removed from her lungs

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg underwent surgery to remove malignant nodules from her lungs.

Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States Ruth Bader Ginsburg in February of 2018 (Photo by Ron Sachs /CNP)

A Supreme Court statement said Ginsburg underwent the surgery Friday at Memorial Sloane Kettering Center.

“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,” the statement said. “Post-surgery, there was no evidence of any remaining disease.”

Ginsburg, 85, leads the court’s liberal minority and has vowed to serve out President Donald Trump’s term.

Ginsburg has survived two previous bouts with cancer.

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