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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 86, is back on her feet today in her first public appearance since she revealed that she had completed three weeks of treatment for pancreatic cancer. She accepted a SUNY Honorary Degree from the University of Buffalo

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is back and makes jokes in her first public appearance since she revealed that she had completed three weeks of treatment for pancreatic cancer.

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The 86-year-old accepted a SUNY Honorary Degree from the University in Buffalo on Monday, days after the Supreme Court announced that she was & # 39; definitively treated & # 39; for a tumor that was found last month.

The Supreme Court completed its treatment on Friday, the day after exclusive DailyMail.com photos & Ginsburg leaned on an American marshal while leaving the Memorial Sloan Kettering hospital in NYC where she was treated.

Ginsburg was in a good mood on Monday and said to the crowd: & It was beyond my wildest imagination that I would one day become the infamous RBG.

& # 39; I am now 86 years old, but people of all ages want to take their picture with me. Amazing. & # 39;

She made a brief comment about her health and said she had promised to come back in July 2018 and & # 39; did not retreat when my own health issues presented challenges. & # 39;

Ginsburg has been diagnosed three times with cancer, colon cancer in 1999, pancreatic cancer in 2009 and lung cancer in 2018.

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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 86, is back on her feet today in her first public appearance since she revealed that she had completed three weeks of treatment for pancreatic cancer. She accepted a SUNY Honorary Degree from the University of Buffalo

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 86, is back on her feet today in her first public appearance since she revealed that she had completed three weeks of treatment for pancreatic cancer. She accepted a SUNY Honorary Degree from the University of Buffalo

Ginsburg was in a good mood on Monday and said to the crowd: & It was beyond my wildest imagination that I would one day become the infamous RBG. I am now 86 years old, but people of all ages want to take their picture with me. Amazing & # 39;

Ginsburg was in a good mood on Monday and said to the crowd: & It was beyond my wildest imagination that I would one day become the infamous RBG. I am now 86 years old, but people of all ages want to take their picture with me. Amazing & # 39;

Ginsburg was in a good mood on Monday and said to the crowd: & It was beyond my wildest imagination that I would one day become the infamous RBG. I am now 86 years old, but people of all ages want to take their picture with me. Amazing & # 39;

The Supreme Court Justice completed its treatment on Friday, a day after exclusive DailyMail.com photos & Ginsburg leaned on an American marshal while leaving the Memorial Sloan Kettering hospital in NYC, where she had undergone treatment (photo)

The Supreme Court Justice completed its treatment on Friday, a day after exclusive DailyMail.com photos & Ginsburg leaned on an American marshal while leaving the Memorial Sloan Kettering hospital in NYC, where she had undergone treatment (photo)

The Supreme Court Justice completed its treatment on Friday, a day after exclusive DailyMail.com photos & Ginsburg leaned on an American marshal while leaving the Memorial Sloan Kettering hospital in NYC, where she had undergone treatment (photo)

After the Monday morning ceremony, Ginsburg sat on a panel to talk about her work and gender equality.

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On Thursday, Ginsburg was seen as supported by an American marshal when she left the hospital and entered a private home on the Upper East Side.

She wore a black scarf over a dotted shirt and white pants that was combined with matching white mules. She completed the look with black drop earrings.

Ginsburg has been diagnosed three times with cancer, colon cancer in 1999, pancreatic cancer in 2009 and lung cancer in 2018

Ginsburg has been diagnosed three times with cancer, colon cancer in 1999, pancreatic cancer in 2009 and lung cancer in 2018

Ginsburg has been diagnosed three times with cancer, colon cancer in 1999, pancreatic cancer in 2009 and lung cancer in 2018

One American marshal helped her up the stairs while another carried her purple backpack.

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In an official statement on Friday, the US Supreme Court said: “Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has today completed a three-week course in stereotactic ablative radiotherapy at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City.

& # 39; Targeted radiation treatment began on August 5 and was administered on an outpatient basis to treat a tumor on her pancreas. The abnormality was first discovered after a routine blood test in early July and a biopsy performed on July 31 with Sloan Kettering confirmed a localized malignant tumor.

& # 39; A bile duct tent was placed as part of her treatment. The judiciary tolerated the treatment well. She canceled her annual summer visit to Santa Fe, but has also maintained an active schedule.

& # 39; The tumor has been definitively treated and there is no evidence of disease elsewhere in the body. Justice Ginsburg continues to have periodic blood tests and scans. No further treatment is required at this time. & # 39;

Ginsburg is the oldest sitting US Supreme Court Justice and said it was her & # 39; dream & # 39; is to be at the Supreme Court for as long as the former Justice John Paul Stevens, who has served for 35 years. Ginsburg has served 26 years so far.

Ginsburg commented on her health while accepting the degree, saying she had promised to attend the event in July 2018 and & # 39; did not retreat when my own health issues presented challenges & # 39;
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Ginsburg commented on her health while accepting the degree, saying she had promised to attend the event in July 2018 and & # 39; did not retreat when my own health issues presented challenges & # 39;

Ginsburg commented on her health while accepting the degree, saying she had promised to attend the event in July 2018 and & # 39; did not retreat when my own health issues presented challenges & # 39;

Last month, Ginsburg rejected concerns about her health in an interview with NPR, grinning at a late senator who claimed she would soon be dead after her diagnosis of pancreatic cancer in 2009.

& # 39; There was a senator, I think it was after my pancreatic cancer, who announced with great joy that I would die within six months, & # 39; she remembered.

& # 39; That senator, whose name I have forgotten, is now dead himself, & # 39; laughed Ginsburg and the interviewer, & # 39; and I still live very much. & # 39;

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Pancreatic cancer is one of the most deadly cancers and only has a survival rate of 20 percent in the first year after diagnosis and a survival rate of 7 percent for five years.

Although Ginsburg could not remember the name of the senator who wished her dead, it seems as if she is talking about the former senator to Jim Bunning in Kentucky.

In February 2009, the same year that Ginsburg was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, Bunning suggested at the Republican party Lincoln Day Dinner in Kentucky that Ginsburg would soon be replaced.

He said that Ginsburg & # 39; had bad cancer. Of the kind that does not help you. & # 39;

& # 39; Although she was operated on most of the time, nine months is the longest time anyone would live, & # 39; said Bunning at the time.

On Thursday, Ginsburg was seen as supported by an American marshal when she left the hospital and entered a private home on the Upper East Side. She wore a black scarf over a dotted shirt and white pants that was combined with matching white mules

On Thursday, Ginsburg was seen as supported by an American marshal when she left the hospital and entered a private home on the Upper East Side. She wore a black scarf over a dotted shirt and white pants that was combined with matching white mules

On Thursday, Ginsburg was seen as supported by an American marshal when she left the hospital and entered a private home on the Upper East Side. She wore a black scarf over a dotted shirt and white pants that was combined with matching white mules

Ginsburg is the oldest sitting US Supreme Court Justice and said it was her & # 39; dream & # 39; is to be at the Supreme Court for as long as the former Justice John Paul Stevens, who has served for 35 years. Ginsburg has served 26 years so far

Ginsburg is the oldest sitting US Supreme Court Justice and said it was her & # 39; dream & # 39; is to be at the Supreme Court for as long as the former Justice John Paul Stevens, who has served for 35 years. Ginsburg has served 26 years so far

One American marshal helped her up the stairs while another carried her purple backpack

One American marshal helped her up the stairs while another carried her purple backpack

Ginsburg is the oldest sitting US Supreme Court Justice and said it was her & # 39; dream & # 39; is to be at the Supreme Court for as long as the former Justice John Paul Stevens, who has served for 35 years. Ginsburg has served 26 years so far

When lung cancer was diagnosed last year and underwent surgery to remove cancerous tumors, there were rumors that President Donald Trump would have his third chance to influence the composition of the Supreme Court
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When lung cancer was diagnosed last year and underwent surgery to remove cancerous tumors, there were rumors that President Donald Trump would have his third chance to influence the composition of the Supreme Court

When lung cancer was diagnosed last year and underwent surgery to remove cancer tumors, there were rumors that President Donald Trump could get his third chance to influence the composition of the Supreme Court

The Lincoln Day dinner was on a Saturday and Ginsburg was back at work that Monday.

In 2017, seven years after his retirement from the Senate, Bunning suffered a stroke and died at the age of 85 – a year younger than Ginsburg now.

When lung cancer was diagnosed last year and underwent surgery to remove cancer tumors, there were rumors that President Donald Trump would have his third chance to influence the composition of the Supreme Court.

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Exactly as he took office, he nominated Neil Gorsuch to take the seat of the late justice Antonin Scalia, and in 2018, Bret Kavanaugh nominated after then-justice Anthony Kennedy announced that he was withdrawing from the Supreme Court.

Ginsburg told NPR that every time she had cancer, it was her work at the Supreme Court that saved her & # 39;

& # 39; I had to concentrate on reading the instructions, preparing an opinion and I knew it had to happen & she said. & # 39; So I had to come by, whatever my pains were, just to do the job. & # 39;

WHAT IS PANCREATIC CANCER?

Pancreatic cancer is one of the most deadly forms of the disease. Approximately 95 percent of people who contract it die from it.

Joan Crawford, Patrick Swayze and Luciano Pavarotti all died of pancreatic cancer.

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It is the fourth leading killer in the United States. Approximately 10,000 people are diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in the UK each year and 50,000 in the US.

WHAT IS THE CAUSE?

It is caused by the abnormal and uncontrolled growth of cells in the pancreas – a large gland in the digestive system.

WHO HAS THE HIGHEST RISK?

The majority of cases (90 percent) are in people over 55 years old. Approximately half of all new cases occur in people aged 75 or older. One in 10 cases is attributed to genetics.

Other causes are age, smoking and other health problems, including diabetes. About 80 percent of patients with pancreatic cancer have some form of diabetes.

WHY IS IT SO LETHAL?

There is no screening method for pancreatic cancer. Pancreatic cancer usually shows no symptoms in the early stages, when it would be more manageable.

Sufferers tend to develop the significant signs – jaundice and abdominal pain – around stage 3 or 4, when it has probably already spread to other organs.

WHAT ARE THE SURVIVAL RATES?

For all stages of pancreatic cancer combined, the one-year survival rate is 20 percent. After five years, that percentage drops to just nine percent.

If the cancer is caught in stage 1A, the five-year survival is around 14 percent and 12 percent for 1B.

In phase 2, these percentages are respectively seven and five percent. For third-stage pancreatic cancer, only three percent of people survive five years.

In stage IV, the survival rate after five years falls to just one percent.

WHAT ARE THE TREATMENT OPTIONS?

The only effective treatment is the removal of the pancreas. This appears to be largely ineffective for those whose cancer has spread to other organs. In those cases, palliative care is advised to relieve their pain at the end of their life.

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