Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was seen leaning on a U.S. Marshall while she was leaving a NYC hospital after tests were done. These photos were obtained by DailyMail.com.
She was holding the hand of the Marshal while she was going up the stairs into her Upper East Side residence. She had just returned home after her appointment at Howard Laboratory at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital on Thursday.
JUST IN: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has just completed three weeks of radiation treatment at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, the U.S. Supreme Court disclosed Friday.
— NPR (@NPR) August 23, 2019
Ginsburg has had cancer three times, most recently lung cancer in 2018. She had colon cancer in 1999 and pancreatic cancer in 2009.
She is currently the oldest sitting U.S. Supreme Court Justice and has previously said it is her dream to last 35 years like Justice John Paul Stevens did. Ginsburg has served for 26 years thus far.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg Leans on U.S. Marshal
Last month Ginsburg dismissed claims on her health and pointed out that a late senator claimed she would be dead soon after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2009.
“There was a senator, I think it was after my pancreatic cancer, who announced, with great glee, that I was going to be dead within six months,” Bader recalled.
“That senator, whose name I have forgotten, is now himself dead,” Ginsburg said causing the interviewer to laugh, “and I am very much alive.”
Pancreatic cancer is one of the most deadly cancers and only 20 percent of those who have it survive beyond one year. Only 7 percent make it through five years. Ginsburg has made it ten years.
The senator she mentioned is Jim Bunning of Kentucky. He suffered a stroke and died at age 85 in 2017.
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Despite her constant health concerns, Ginsburg presses on as a U.S. Supreme Court Marshall. There are obvious reasons as to why the Democratic Party wants her to remain in her position at all costs. It really is a shame to see the end of her run go down like this.