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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Recovery Is 'on Track,' Supreme Court Says

Ginsburg missed three days of arguments this week, the first time that's happened since she joined the court in 1993

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    This Nov. 30, 2018, file photo shows Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg pose with other justices of the Supreme Court during their official group photo at the court in Washington, D.C.

    What to Know

    • Doctors found growths on Justice Ginsburg's lung when she was being treated for fractured ribs, according to the Supreme Court

    • She did not miss court sessions after she was in the hospital for two previous cancer treatments

    The Supreme Court says Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's recovery from cancer surgery is "on track" and no further treatment is required. But the 85-year-old justice will miss court arguments next week.

    Court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg says that doctors for Ginsburg confirmed an initial evaluation that found no evidence of remaining cancer following surgery.

    The court's oldest justice had surgery three weeks ago to remove cancerous growths on her left lung. She was released from the hospital in New York four days later and has been recuperating at home since then.

    Ginsburg missed three days of arguments this week, the first time that's happened since she joined the court in 1993.

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    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg stars as the Duchess of Krakenthorp in a production of Donizetti's "The Daughter of the Regiment" at the Washington National Opera, in Washington, DC.
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    She has had two previous bouts with cancer, in 1999 and 10 years later.

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