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Fri Aug 23, 2019, 02:52 PM

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg underwent treatment for tumor on pancreas

Source: Washington Post



Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has undergone radiation treatment for a malignant tumor found on her pancreas, the Supreme Court disclosed Friday. It is her second treatment within a year for cancer. The court said the treatment began earlier this month, and has been completed. “The tumor was treated definitively and there is no evidence of disease elsewhere in the body,” the court’s spokeswoman said in a statement. “Justice Ginsburg will continue to have periodic blood tests and scans. No further treatment is needed at this time.”

Ginsburg last December had part of a lung removed after cancer was discovered there. For the first time, the 86-year-old justice missed a monthly sitting of the court, although she kept up with oral arguments and wrote a decision from a case argued that month. She has said since that her health is fine, and that she intends to continue to serve.

Here is the court’s statement:

“Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg today completed a three-week course of stereotactic ablative radiation therapy at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. The focused radiation treatment began on August 5 and was administered on an outpatient basis to treat a tumor on her pancreas. The abnormality was first detected after a routine blood test in early July, and a biopsy performed on July 31 at Sloan Kettering confirmed a localized malignant tumor. As part of her treatment, a bile duct stent was placed. The Justice tolerated treatment well. She cancelled her annual summer visit to Santa Fe, but has otherwise maintained an active schedule. The tumor was treated definitively and there is no evidence of disease elsewhere in the body. Justice Ginsburg will continue to have periodic blood tests and scans. No further treatment is needed at this time.”

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/courts_law/justice-ruth-bader-ginsburg-underwent-treatment-for-tumor-on-pancreas/2019/08/23/546fdeb8-c5d5-11e9-9986-1fb3e4397be4_story.html



Damn. I am sending her some MASSIVE healing thoughts!!!!

Original article -

By Washington Post Staff
August 23 at 2:42 PM

In a statement, the Supreme Court said Ginsburg underwent radiation for "a localized malignant tumor" and that there's no evidence of disease elsewhere in her body.

This is a developing story. It will be updated.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/politics/wp/2019/08/23/justice-ruth-bader-ginsburg-underwent-treatment-for-tumor-on-pancreas/

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Reply Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg underwent treatment for tumor on pancreas (Original post)
BumRushDaShow Aug 23 OP
Collimator Aug 23 #1
BumRushDaShow Aug 23 #2
friend of m and j Aug 23 #3
SunSeeker Aug 23 #4
a kennedy Aug 23 #5
oldsoftie Aug 23 #6
greatauntoftriplets Aug 23 #7
BumRushDaShow Aug 23 #8
greatauntoftriplets Aug 23 #9
BumRushDaShow Aug 23 #10
greatauntoftriplets Aug 23 #11
BumRushDaShow Aug 23 #12
greatauntoftriplets Aug 23 #13
Capt. America Aug 24 #14
JustABozoOnThisBus Aug 24 #15
FBaggins Aug 24 #16

Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Fri Aug 23, 2019, 03:15 PM

1. Thoughts?! Forget thoughts. . .

. . . I am willing to give her any organ that she needs. I don't care if I only have the one and I can't really live without it. [sorta joking, but not really]

We need RBG alive and well and kicking ass!!

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Response to Collimator (Reply #1)

Fri Aug 23, 2019, 03:18 PM

2. I didn't want to jinx her

We really really really really really --> infinity need her bad!

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Fri Aug 23, 2019, 03:28 PM

3. EVERYONE PRAY FOR HER!!! And don't give up, she is a tough old broad

She won a bouts with pancreatic cancer back in 2009, and correctional cancer in 1999. More recently she fought off lung cancer last year.

She is a real hero and our country cannot afford to lose. her. I know she will not give up and will fight with all she has. Keep the prayers coming.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Fri Aug 23, 2019, 04:18 PM

4. DAMN. The pancreatic cancer is back.

But the fact that it was operable is a hopeful sign...as hopeful as things can be with pancreatic cancer.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Fri Aug 23, 2019, 04:22 PM

5. Damn, but I sure hope she's ok, tough, tough, cancer to be involved in.

Prayers for a fast and speedy recovery. Hate to even admit I thought oh great another piece of shit justice appointed by tRump. Please, please, please Justice Ginsburg, get well soon. *hugs*

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Fri Aug 23, 2019, 04:40 PM

6. I absolutely despise cancer. nt

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Fri Aug 23, 2019, 05:12 PM

7. Get well soon, Justice Ginsburg!

What a shitty news day this has been.

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Response to greatauntoftriplets (Reply #7)

Fri Aug 23, 2019, 05:50 PM

8. It's the Friday dump.



Hope you are doing well otherwise!!!

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #8)

Fri Aug 23, 2019, 05:55 PM

9. I had that thought right after I posted.

I'm hanging in there, enjoying a perfect September afternoon -- temps in the 70s, sunshine, low humidity, a nice breeze. It could stay like this all year.

Hope you're doing well.

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Response to greatauntoftriplets (Reply #9)

Fri Aug 23, 2019, 06:06 PM

10. Glad you have some nice weather

Our heat finally broke today and it's supposed to be a beautiful weekend with lower humidity and temps.

Have a pile of monarch butterfly chrysalises in one of those pop-up enclosures outside. I had 2 females and 1 male eclose today and there are 7 more to go with 4 caterpillars still pigging out, so they have kept me busy the past couple weeks. It will be nice to add back to the declining population of those creatures!

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #10)

Fri Aug 23, 2019, 06:46 PM

11. Chicago's weather tends to move east, so enjoy what's coming because it's exceptional.

Your work with butterflies sounds fascinating. Sadly, I don't have a yard here, or even a balcony. On the plus side, I not longer have yard work and mowing the grass.

Sounds like your efforts are paying off.

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Response to greatauntoftriplets (Reply #11)

Fri Aug 23, 2019, 06:51 PM

12. I have a postage stamp back with a small patio

but all I needed were some potted milkweed plants and boy did they manage to find them!

Hope you enjoy the weekend coming up!

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #12)

Fri Aug 23, 2019, 07:24 PM

13. Have to confess that I once pulled up milkweed that used to grow in the alley.

But I didn't know at the time and it does have "weed" in the name.

I have some minor projects around here planned for the weekend. At least the windows are open and letting in fresh air.

Have a terrific weekend yourself.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Sat Aug 24, 2019, 01:24 AM

14. Please stay alive until 1/20/21!

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Response to Capt. America (Reply #14)

Sat Aug 24, 2019, 07:04 AM

15. Yes, because the Repugs are standing ready to get a successor thru the Senate ...

... in about an hour and a half.

Trump/McConnell have the name ready to go.

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Response to JustABozoOnThisBus (Reply #15)

Sat Aug 24, 2019, 02:10 PM

16. Amy Coney Barrett of the 7th circuit

Would have been the nominee over Kavanaugh or maybe even Gorsuch... but Trump wanted to save her specifically to make replacing Ginsburg easier.

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