U.S. Justice Ginsburg released from hospital after cancer surgery


"Justice Ginsburg was discharged from the hospital (Tuesday) and is recuperating at home", said Kathy Arberg, public information officer for the Supreme Court, in an email to reporters on Wednesday.

The 85 year-old liberal justice underwent surgery at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in NY on Friday to remove two cancerous nodules in her left lung.

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in NY treated Ginsburg on Friday for two cancerous nodules on her left lung. She has been an associate justice since 1993.

There is no evidence of any remaining disease nor is there evidence of disease elsewhere in the body, the court said last week. She just recently resumed a public schedule after being hospitalized for observation and treatment after fracturing three ribs following a fall in her office on November 7.

Why was she in hospital?

Ginsburg, the oldest sitting member of the nation's highest court, has had her fair share of health scares: She has combated colorectal and pancreatic cancer, though she did not miss an oral argument during treatment, and received a heart stent in her right coronary artery.

Since taking office, President Donald Trump has had the opportunity to replace two retiring justices, tipping the balance in favor of conservatives.

Over the summer, Ginsburg said she plans to stay in the bench as long as she can. "My senior colleague, Justice John Paul Stevens, he stepped down when he was 90, so I think I have about at least five more years".

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