Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been “hospitalized for surgery for pancreatic cancer.” NPR reports:
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the only woman currently serving on the nation’s highest court, underwent surgery Thursday for removal of a cancerous tumor from her pancreas. … Ginsburg has served on the court since 1993. She was treated for colon cancer 10 years ago.
Ginsburg’s pancreatic cancer was discovered early, in the course of a routine annual screening, but medical literature says even in this circumstance, a patient’s five-year survival chances range from 10 to 30 percent.
The Associated Press reports further, “A CAT scan revealed a tumor measuring about 1 centimeter across the center of the pancreas.”