Thursday, February 5, 2009

Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg is Hospitalized for Pancreatic Cancer

As reported by many newspapers and blogs, the Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is currently hospitalized at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York after undergoing a surgical procedure for early-stage pancreatic cancer.

Justice Ginsburg will likely remain in the hospital approximately 7-10 days. Justice 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 Computerized Axial Tomography (CAT) Scan revealed a small tumor, approximately 1 cm across, in the center of the pancreas. [U.S. Supreme Court Press Release]

Other Sources:

New York Times
The Wall Street Journal
Above the Law Blog
Suits & Sentences Blog

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