Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was released from the hospital on Christmas day and is recuperating at her home after undergoing surgery. “Justice Ginsburg was discharged from the hospital yesterday and is recuperating at home,” said Kathy Arberg, public information officer for the Supreme Court, in an email to reporters on yesterday.
The 85-year-old Supreme Court Justice had two cancerous nodules removed from her left lung Friday at Memorial Sloan Kettering hospital in New York City. Doctors say there is no evidence of any remaining disease. Ginsburg was hospitalized last month after a fall in her office on November 7, in which she fractured three ribs. The two malignant nodules were “discovered incidentally” during tests to treat her rib fractures from that fall.
Ginsburg has had two previous bouts with cancer. She underwent surgery for colorectal cancer in 1999 and was treated for early stages of pancreatic cancer in 2009.