Justice Ginsburg Has Surgery for Pancreatic Cancer

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WASHINGTON, Feb. 5, 2009 — U. S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had surgery for an apparently early-stage pancreatic cancer today, at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City.

According to Dr. Murray Brennan, the attending surgeon, Ginsburg will likely remain in the hospital approximately seven to 10 days.

Ginsburg had no symptoms prior to the incidental discovery of the lesion during a routine annual check-up in late January at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.  A CAT Scan revealed a small tumor, approximately 1 cm across, in the center of the pancreas.

Ginsburg, 75, was appointed to the Court in 1993 by President Clinton.

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