Justice Ruth Beder Ginsburg discharged from hospital after latest medical procedure

“She is at home and doing well,” read a statement from the court’s public information office.

The court said that Ginsberg was hospitalized earlier this week, originally placed last year. It was her second visit to the hospital in July, and her cancer returned two weeks after the 87-year-old justice was announced.
Earlier this month, Ginsberg was treated for a possible infection at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore after a fever and chills that “underwent an endoscopic procedure to clean the bile duct stent that was placed in August Was, “the court said at the time.

Ginsburg also announced on July 17 – after completing a blockbuster stint by the Supreme Court – that a scan in February revealed lesions in his liver.

According to his statement, Ginsberg, who was treated for pancreatic cancer in 2009, is back in his liver again, and he tried a new immunotherapy for the cancer, but it failed to shrink the tumor. He said that biochemical chemotherapy is giving positive results at that time.

Due to his age and long medical history, Ginsburg’s health has ranked him as a widespread icon. The possibility that President Donald Trump could name a third justice in the Supreme Court would be a major electoral issue.

Ginsberg has had several encounters with cancer. He underwent radiation therapy for pancreatic cancer in 2019 and had a few tumors removed from the lung in 2018. He had colon cancer in 1999.

But Ginsberg has proved adept at doing his job without interruptions despite his health issues. When the justices heard oral arguments by telephone in May due to a coronovirus epidemic, Ginsberg ran from his hospital room while recovering from a benign gallbladder condition.

This story has been updated with additional background information.

CNN’s Dan Burman contributed to this report.


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