Ruth Bader Ginsburg cancer scare

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had two cancerous nodules removed from her left lung at a New York hospital, the Supreme Court announced.
1:46 | 12/22/18

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A new health scare for supreme court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. She's already a cancer survivor. She's had two malignant nodules removed from her left lung. She's said to be resting comfortably in the hospital. How serious is it? Here's Terry Moran. Reporter: Justice Ginsburg at 85 undergoing surgery today at memorial Sloan Kettering cancer center in New York City. Doctors removing a section of Ginsburg's left lung, after finding two nodules that turned out to be malignant. Lung cancer. . Today, doctors saying they found no evidence of any remaining disease and no evidence of disease elsewhere in the body. No further treatment is planned. It is Ginsburg's third bout with cancer. The fact that she has survived two cancers. One in the colorectal region and one in the pancreas suggests she is as iron-willed as people say. Reporter: A liberal lion on the court for a quarter century. And now for liberals, a bullwark against president trump's policies. She's vowed to stay on the court until she's 90. At least. As long as I can do the job, we'll see. I'll be here. Reporter: Tonight, court officials tell us she'll stay in the hospital for a few days. Recovering from this significant procedure. Experts say she was lucky. Because she was being treated with the broken ribs, her daughters saw it, and operated on it before it could get worse. Much more ahead on "World news tonight" this Friday.

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