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Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s cancer is back

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg announced Friday that her cancer has returned.

“I have often said I would remain a member of the court as long as I can do the job full steam,” said Ginsburg, 87, in a statement. “I remain fully able to do that.”

Ginsburg began chemotherapy on May 19 after doctors discovered lesions on her liver, likely a result of pancreatic cancer, the Washington Post reported.

She had surgery for early-stage pancreatic cancer in 2009 and was treated for colon cancer in 1999. More recently, she’s had surgery for lung cancer and treatment for pancreatic cancer.

Ginsburg’s statement said she would continue chemotherapy biweekly and said she is “encouraged” by the success of the treatment so far.

Correction, July 20, 9:09 a.m.: A previous version of this story stated that Justice Ginsburg has liver cancer. In fact, she has pancreatic cancer which has metastasized to her liver.

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