Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has announced that she is still kicking! The woman is “cancer-free” for the fourth time in her life! She was going through pancreatic cancer treatment last summer.
At 86-years-old, I am surprised she is still going so strong.
On Tuesday evening, the liberal justice told CNN that she underwent intensive radiation treatment for a malignant tumor, and that it was successful.
“I’m cancer-free. That’s good,” she said in the interview.
Fox News reports:
Ginsburg has faced a slew of hurdles concerning her health, fueling speculation that her possible exit from the court could provide an opportunity for President Trump to appoint a third justice to the bench. However, she consistently has slapped down any notion that her departure from the nation's highest court was imminent, insisting that she'd like to remain on the bench until she's 90 years old.
Ginsberg cancer treatment over the summer came just months after she had lung-cancer surgery the previous December, when part of her left lung was removed. While recovering from surgery, she missed arguments at the court in January, her first illness-related absence in over 25 years as a justice.
She also suffered from colorectal cancer in 1999 and pancreatic cancer once before in 2009.
Ginsburg was appointed to office back in 1993 by former President Bill Clinton. Now it is just a question of time to see whether she will outlive Trump’s presidency or if she will pass and he will be able to appoint another justice while he is in office.