Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg discharged from hospital after cancer surgery

Posted December 27, 2018

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is up and working from her hospital bed following her surgery on Friday to remove two cancerous growths from her left lung, as multiple media outlets, including The Hill, reported on Monday morning. Ginsburg has battled cancer before, but her diagnosis seems optimist since no further treatment has been planned, and there's now no evidence of any remaining disease.

Kathy Arberg, public information officer for the Supreme Court, confirmed that Ginsburg was sent home from the hospital in an email to CNN on Wednesday morning. Court officials say she has nearly fully recovered from her ordeal, and the Supreme Court will return for business on January 4. The nodules were discovered last month in x-rays after she fell and fractured three ribs.

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg might just be the toughest woman on the planet.

There is still no word when the/ 85-year-old will be able to return home but doctors say that recovery from this type of operation typically ranges from two to four days in the hospital.

Ginsburg has recovered from previous medical issues. She underwent surgery for colorectal cancer in 1999 and was treated for early stages of pancreatic cancer in 2009. This year she was the subject of an award-winning documentary and a fictionalized biopic starring Felicity Jones.

Ginsburg has never missed high court arguments despite her variety of health issues. Ginsburg, appointed by the Democratic president Bill Clinton in 1993, is also the senior liberal member of the court, which has a 5-4 conservative majority.