Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will reportedly started working despite undergoing a surgery for lung cancer only 72 hours earlier. She has worked in the court for 25 years and almost never missed a day of work.
Ginsburg was also hospitalized in November after she fractured several ribs in a fall. It was while she was being treated for those injuries that doctors identified two nodules in the lower lobe of her left lung, and though she has been ill she has determined to never miss a day in the court.
Supreme court spokesperson Kathy Arberg, said that Ginsburg remained in New York at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center on Sunday, as she recuperates from the cancer surgery.
On Friday, Doctors found no evidence of disease elsewhere in her body after the pulmonary lobectomy, which involved removing two malignant growths in the left lung, no further treatment is planned.
This is Ginsburg’s third encounter with cancer, she was initially treated for colorectal cancer in 1999 and pancreatic cancer in 2009, according to National Public Radio.