UPDATE: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will return to work, no further medical treatment needed
UPDATE: Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will return to work and needs no further medical treatment, the court said Friday.
Ginsburg, 85, missed high court arguments for the first time in her 25 years in the Supreme Court this past week as she recuperates from cancer surgery. Doctors removed a portion of her lung on December 21 after cancerous nodules were detected.
"Post-surgery evaluation indicates no evidence of remaining disease, and no further treatment is required," said court spokeswoman Kathleen Arberg.
"Justice Ginsburg will continue to work from home next week and will participate in the consideration and decision of the cases on the basis of the briefs and the transcripts of oral arguments. Her recovery from surgery is on track."
PREVIOUS STORY: WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court says Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is missing arguments for the first time in more than 25 years as she recuperates from cancer surgery last month.
Court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg said Monday the 85-year-old Ginsburg is continuing to recuperate and work from home after doctors removed two cancerous growths from her left lung on December 21.
Ginsburg was discharged from a New York hospital on December 25.
Ginsburg had two earlier cancer surgeries in 1999 and 2009 that did not cause her to miss court sessions. She also has broken ribs on at least two occasions.
The court said doctors found the growths on Ginsburg's lung when she was being treated for fractured ribs she suffered in a fall at her office on November 7.