Justice Ginsburg Has Surgery for Pancreatic Cancer

Doctors remove cancerous tumor from Supreme Court's lone woman
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 5, 2009 12:46 PM CST
Members of the US Supreme Court sit for a group portrait in this March 3, 2006, file photo.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg underwent cancer surgery today, NPR reports. The court’s only current female jurist, 75, was to have a tumor removed from her pancreas at a hospital in New York. Ginsburg underwent successful treatment for colon cancer 10 years ago. Her pancreatic cancer was discovered during a routine CAT scan last month.