Ruth Bader Ginsburg

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had surgery today for pancreatic cancer at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York. Justice Ginsburg will remain in the hospital for seven to 10 days, according to her surgeon, Dr. Murray Brennan.

Justice Ginsburg has been such a tremendous judge on the Court. Pancreatic cancer is very tough to beat, but people do it every single day. Justice Ginsburg has been down this road before, beating back colon cancer shortly after joining the Supreme Court. Also, and while I’m no expert, but it appears she caught it early: a CAT scan revealed a tumor measuring about 1 centimeter in her pancreas.

She is in my thoughts and prayers along with millions of other Americans.

CNN reported on February 7, 2009, that Justice Ginsburg is expected back to work later this month.