Justice Ginsburg Undergoing Chemotherapy for Cancer, Says Her Office
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Has Cancer For the 4th Time
July 19, 2020
US Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg has been undergoing chemotherapy for a recurrence of cancer. In a statement that seeks to minimize speculation that she will soon retire from the Court, she claims her recent hospitalization is due to gallstones and is not related to her cancer reoccurrence.
"I have often said I would remain a member of the Court as long as I can do the job full steam. I remain fully able to do that, she says.
"On May 19, I began a course of chemotherapy (gemcitabine) to treat a recurrence of cancer. A periodic scan in February followed by a biopsy revealed lesions on my liver." But chemotherapy is yielding positive results, Ginsburg, the oldest member of the US Supreme Court, claims.
President Trump was recently asked by a reporter about Justice Ginsburg's health. He said he had heard nothing about it, and wished her well. The 2020 US Presidential election, already bruising, will be even more hard fought if a Supreme Court vacancy occurs.