Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 85, underwent a serious surgical procedure on Friday to remove two cancerous nodules from her lung, which were determined to be malignant.
Unsurprisingly, the latest health scare set off a whirlwind of speculation that President Donald Trump may have to appoint another Supreme Court justice, which would be his third.
“Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg underwent a pulmonary lobectomy today at Memorial Sloan Cancer Center in New York City,” the Supreme Court confirmed in a statement. “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 continued: “According to the thoracic surgeon… bot 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 during surgery indicated no evidence of disease elsewhere in the body.”
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Apparently, there are no future treatment plans for Ginsburg.
“Ginsburg is resting comfortably and is expected to remain in the hospital for a few days,” the statement concluded.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Ginsburg.