Ruth Bader Ginsburg to Get Chemo
Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg Says 'Precautionary' Chemotherapy Will Start in Late March
March 17, 2009 -- Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg announced today
that she will undergo chemotherapy in the wake of her recent pancreatic cancer
In a news release, Ginsburg says she is scheduled to undergo "a
precautionary, post-surgery course of chemotherapy at the National Institutes
of Health," starting in late March.
Ginsburg, 75, was diagnosed with stage I pancreatic cancer in
February. She had successful surgery for her pancreatic cancer, which
Ginsburg notes that the chemotherapy treatments aren't expected to affect
her schedule at the Supreme Court, and after chemotherapy, "it is
anticipated that I will only require routine examinations to assure my
continuing good health," Ginsburg says.
Ginsburg, who was appointed to the Supreme Court in 1993 by then-President
Bill Clinton, had surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation to treat colorectal
cancer in 1999.