Ruth Bader Ginsburg Reveals New Cancer Diagnosis After Hiding the News From the Public for Months

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Supreme Court (SCOTUS) Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg revealed on Friday that she has been diagnosed with cancer yet again and is undergoing chemotherapy.

“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 in my liver. My recent hospitalizations to remove gall stones and treat an infection were unrelated to this occurrence,” Ginsburg explained in her letter.

“Immunotherapy first essayed proved unsuccessful. The chemotherapy course, however, is yielding positive results. Satisfied that my treatment course is now clear, I am providing this information,” she explained.

Ginsburg gave a hopeful message to her supporters despite the dire news, claiming that the cancer is being reduced and her work on the bench is not being adversely impacted.

“My most recent scan on July 7 indicated significant reduction of the liver lesions and no new disease. I am tolerating chemotherapy well and am encouraged by the success of my current treatment. I will continue my bi-weekly chemotherapy to keep my cancer at bay, and am able to maintain an active daily routine. Throughout, I have kept up with opinion writing and all other Court work,” Ginsburg wrote.

“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 concluded.

The full statement can be seen here:

Observers are remarking on the peculiarity of the 87-year-old liberal justice hiding her most recent cancer diagnosis from the public for several months.

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Big League Politics has reported frequently on Ginsburg’s history with cancer, which she has battled against for decades:

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is suffering from pancreatic cancer and finished treatment for a tumor that was found in her pancreas last month, the Supreme Court announced in an official statement earlier today.

“The Justice tolerated treatment well,” Supreme Court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg said in a statement. “She cancelled her annual summer visit to Santa Fe, but has otherwise maintained an active schedule.”

“There is no evidence of disease elsewhere in the body,” Arberg added.

The SCOTUS maintains that the 86-year-old woman is in good health despite repeated serious health complications for the liberal-leaning justice who Democrats fear will ultimately be replaced by President Donald Trump, giving the high court a conservative majority to rule for generations to come.

“Justice Ginsburg will continue to have periodic blood tests and scans,” Arberg said. “No further treatment is needed at this time.”

Ginsburg had previously been treated for lung cancer late last year, which caused a long public hiatus that resulted in speculation that she had died.

“According to the thoracic surgeon Valerie Rusch, both nodules removed during surgery were found to be malignant on initial pathology evaluation. Post-surgery, there was no evidence of any remaining disease. Scans performed before surgery indicated no evidence of disease elsewhere in the body. Currently, no further treatment is planned. Justice Ginsburg is resting comfortably and is expected to remain in the hospital for a few days,” the SCOTUS said in a press release from Dec. 2018.

That cancer was discovered after Ginsburg suffered a fall that resulted in several of her ribs being fractured the month before.

Ginsburg should consider resigning from the SCOTUS so she can focus on her health instead of deceiving the public in a vain attempt to prevent President Trump from appointing her successor.