• Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Diagnosed With One of the Bad Forms of Cancer

    Well, here's some bad news

    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the only woman currently serving on the nation's highest court, underwent surgery Thursday for removal of a cancerous tumor from her pancreas.

    Ginsburg's pancreatic cancer was discovered early, in the course of a routine annual screening, but medical literature says even in this circumstance, a patient's five-year survival chances range from 10 to 30 percent.

    Doctors say the relatively bleak survival rate associated with pancreatic cancer is due in significant part to the fact that cancers of the pancreas are often discovered late, when the cancer is very advanced.

    You know what? I'm gonna say that I hope Ginsburg gets better soon and let this one pass without making a joke.

    Ever since my old blog Cansterical! went under, I've been a little gunshy about making jokes on this subject.

    And I'm also not too kean on getting punched in the face again. (My mom's got some knuckles!)


    Tags: Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Supreme Court

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