- The Washington Times - Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said she will begin chemotherapy later this month, following her surgery in February for pancreatic cancer.

The 76-year-old Justice Ginsburg said she does not expect to miss any court sessions because of the treatment, which she called precautionary.

Last month, doctors removed a small cancerous growth from Justice Ginsburg’s pancreas. Tests showed that the cancer had not spread beyond the pancreas.

Justice Ginsburg said the operation was “a complete, successful, surgical removal” of the cancer and that she will require only routine exams once she has finished with the chemotherapy.

She underwent chemotherapy and radiation treatment after surgery for colorectal cancer in 1999.

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