Stephen McNeice
Stephen McNeice

21.21 23 Aug 2019


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The US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has undergone treatment for a tumour on her pancreas.

In a statement, the court confirmed the 86-year-old underwent three weeks of focused radiation treatment this month.

There is no evidence of disease elsewhere, the statement confirmed.

The court said: "The Justice tolerated treatment well. She canceled her annual summer visit to Santa Fe, but has otherwise maintained an active schedule.

"The tumor was treated definitively and there is no evidence of disease elsewhere in the body.

"Justice Ginsburg will continue to have periodic blood tests and scans. No further treatment is needed at this time."

Ruth Bader Ginsburg is one of the best-known judges in the US, and a member of the highest court's so-called 'liberal wing'.

She has served on the Supreme Court for more than 25 years, having been appointed to the lifetime position by Bill Clinton.

Her record fighting for women's rights and her often dissenting legal opinions have earned her the nickname 'Notorious RBG'.

Last year it was confirmed she had two cancerous nodules removed from one of her lungs.

Main image: US Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Picture by: Albin Lohr-Jones/SIPA USA/PA Images

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