Justice Ginsburg Released From Hospital After Cancer Surgery
Good news for Notorious RBG.
It was just a few days ago that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg underwent surgery to remove cancerous nodules from a lung, but the Supreme Court announced today that she has been released and sent home to recuperate:
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was released from the hospital Tuesday after undergoing surgery to remove cancerous lung nodules, court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg said in a statement Wednesday.
Ginsburg, 85, is back at home recovering from the procedure, Arberg said. Her Christmastime discharge came the same day that a biopic about her, “On the Basis of Sex,” was released nationwide.
The justice was previously reported to be up and working after the surgery at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York.
Ginsburg, already a two-time cancer survivor, had two growths excised from her left lung last week. The court said at the time that the disease had not spread to other parts of her body and no additional treatment was expected.
The fact that Ginsburg was released just four days after surgery is certainly a good sign that her recovery is proceeding quite well. At this rate, she should be able to join the court for the new round of oral argument on January 7th.