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Ginsburg Home From Hospital After Cancer Surgery

Supreme Court justice is recuperating after cancerous lung growths were removed
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 26, 2018 10:00 AM CST
In this Nov. 30, 2018, file photo, Ruth Bader Ginsburg sits with fellow Supreme Court justices for a group portrait at the Supreme Court Building in Washington.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

(Newser) – It's been a year of medical emergencies for Ruth Bader Ginsburg, but the Supreme Court justice is now back home and recovering after her most recent health issue. Per CNN, a court spokeswoman revealed Wednesday that Ginsburg was discharged from NYC's Memorial Sloan Kettering hospital on Tuesday, four days after the 85-year-old had surgery to remove two malignant growths in her left lung. Doctors say that after last week's procedure, Ginsburg appears to have no more signs of cancer in her lungs, or elsewhere in her body. USA Today details some of the other maladies and injuries Ginsburg has faced over the years—including colon cancer, pancreatic cancer, heart issues that required a stent, and other falls—and notes how none of those managed to keep her off the bench. The justices are set to return to work on Jan. 4. (RBG's workouts are not for the weak.)

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