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In this July 5, 2018 file photo, US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg speaks after the screening of "RBG," the documentary about her, in Jerusalem. Days after her injuring three ribs from a fall, the 85-year-old Supreme Court justice is back on the job, capping a year in which she’s emerged as a true pop culture heroine. Already in the spotlight for "RBG," the documentary in which she's shown doing pushups among other things, she's also the subject of a popular SNL rap video, and by year's end a new feature film, "On the Basis of Sex." (AP Photo/Caron Creighton, File)
By MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press
Published: 21 December 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had surgery Friday to remove two malignant growths in her left lung, the Supreme Court said.
It is the 85-year-old Ginsburg's third bout with cancer since joining the court in 1993.
Doctors at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York found "no evidence of any remaining disease" and scans taken before the surgery showed no cancerous growths elsewhere in her body, the court said in a statement. No additional treatment is currently planned, the court said.
Ginsburg, who leads the court's liberal wing, is expected to remain in the hospital for a few days, the court said.
The growths were found during tests Ginsburg had after she fractured ribs in a fall in her Supreme Court office on Nov. 7.
The court's oldest justice had surgery for colorectal cancer in 1999 and pancreatic cancer 10 years later.
Among other health problems, she also broke two ribs in a fall in 2012 and had a stent implanted to open a blocked artery in 2014. She was hospitalized after a bad reaction to medicine in 2009.
Ginsburg has never missed Supreme Court arguments in more than 25 years on the bench. The court won't hear arguments again until Jan. 7.
Appointed by President Bill Clinton in 1993, Ginsburg rebuffed suggestions from some liberals that she should step down in the first two years of President Barack Obama's second term, when Democrats controlled the Senate and would have been likely to confirm her successor.
She already has hired clerks for the term that extends into 2020, indicating she has no plans to retire.

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