Justice Ginsburg Told Audience Her Health Was ‘Fine’ Days Before Cancer Operation

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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was hospitalized to remove malignant nodules from her left lung.

The statement continued: 'Post-surgery, there was no evidence of any remaining disease.

In 1999 she was successfully treated for colorectal cancer and in 2009 for pancreatic cancer.

November 8, 2018 - Ginsburg is admitted to George Washington University for observation following a fall in her Supreme Court office that fractured three ribs.

Current bench: Bader Ginsburg's colleagues on the Supreme Court are from front left: Associate Justice Stephen Breyer, Associate Justice Clarence Thomas, Chief Justice of the United States John G. Roberts, and Associate Justice Samuel Alito Jr.

The lawyer-turned-justice was appointed to the Supreme Court by then-President Bill Clinton in 1993 and was the second woman ever appointed to the position. Ginsburg is notorious for maintaining a strenuous exercise regime, but recent health scares such as the broken ribs and Friday's surgeries raise questions about her health and ability to remain on the court.

In a statement released by the Supreme Court, Justice Ginsburg was to have undergone a "pulmonary lobectomy" in New York City on Friday.

Although Ginsburg isn't expected to need "further treatment", Twitter users are already offering her their own lungs because they're so desperate for her to keep a balance in the nation's highest court.

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She was discharged from the hospital the following day. The next arguments to be heard are slated for January 7. She has recently told reporters that she does not plan on retiring until the age of 90. Earlier this month, she said her ribs were "almost repaired" during a sold-out event to honor her at the Museum of the City of New York, CNN previously reported.

"I think she's gonna be fine", Flores said.

Her trainer had stopped her from doing upper body work in the aftermath of the fall.

Ginsburg doesn't appear to be hanging up her robe any time soon.

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