Transcript for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg treated for ‘malignant’ tumor
Now to new concerns about the health of supreme court justice Ruth Baden Ginsburg. Terry Moran with the latest on her condition. Reporter: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, diagnosed late last month with a cancerous tumor on her pancreas and undergoing three weeks of outpatient radiation treatment at memorial Sloan Kettering hospital in New York City. In a statement, the supreme court press office described the tumor as "Localized," and added it "Was treated definitively, and there is no evidence of disease elsewhere in the body." This is justice Ginsburg's fourth bout with cancer. Last December, she underwent surgery for lung cancer. In 2009, she had surgery for pancreatic cancer. And in 1999 she was treated for colon cancer. 25, 24. Reporter: But the 86-year-old Ginsburg is famously resilient. When she missed oral arguments in January after her lung surgery, it was the first time in 25 years. And during her treatment this month, she kept up a busy schedule in New York, including a visit to the theater, where she met Kate Mckinnon of "Saturday night live," who often portrays the justice on the show. You just got gins-burned. Reporter: Though conservatives have long anticipated her departure from the court, justice Ginsburg seems to revel in her longevity. There was a senator, after my pancreatic cancer, who announced with great glee that I was going to be dead within six months. That senator, whose name I have forgotten, is now himself dead, and I am very much alive. Terry joins us from the supreme court. The court reconvenes in September, will justice Ginsburg be on the bench? Reporter: All signs point to yes. Her doctor says she needs no further treatment. She told students last month at duke university law school she intends to stay on the court as long as I can do it full steam.
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