Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who has been battling health issues for decades, waited more than four months to reveal that she was undergoing chemotherapy after her cancer returned.
Ginsberg, 87, was hospitalized last week and underwent a procedure on Wednesday to “revise a bile duct stent” at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. The initial stent lasted less than a year, having originally been placed last August when Ginsburg was treated for a cancerous tumor on her pancreas.
The procedure followed another one to clean out the stent after Ginsburg experienced mild symptoms.
“Justice Ginsburg was admitted to The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland early this morning for treatment of a possible infection,” the Supreme Court said in a statement. “She was initially evaluated at Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, D.C. last night after experiencing fever and chills.”
“She underwent an endoscopic procedure at Johns Hopkins this afternoon to clean out a bile duct stent that was