Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Discharged From Hospital After Cancer Surgery

Now 85, the justice has been treated for cancer two other times

John Charlton
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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was discharged from the hospital on Christmas after undergoing cancer surgery last week, the court said Wednesday.

Ginsburg underwent surgery Friday at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center to remove two malignant growths in her left lung. Doctors say there is no evidence of any remaining disease.

Ginsburg was released from the hospital Tuesday — Christmas Day — and is continuing to recuperate at home, according to a court spokeswoman.

Now 85, the justice has been treated for cancer two other times. Last month she cracked three ribs in a fall at the court.

The court next meets on Jan. 7. Despite her health problems, Ginsburg has never missed arguments.

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