WASHINGTON – Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has had cancerous growths removed from her lung.
Ginsburg underwent a pulmonary lobectomy Friday morning at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, according to a news release from the court. The procedure to remove two nodules in the lower lobe of her left lung followed their discovery during tests performed last month to diagnose and treat rib fractures suffered in a fall on Nov. 7.
She is “resting comfortably” at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. There was no evidence of any remaining disease following the surgery, the court said. There was no evidence of disease elsewhere in Ginsburg’s body, and no further treatment is planned.