US Supreme Court says Ginsburg up and working after surgery

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Ginsburg is known for her tenacity, and has not missed a single day of oral arguments in her 25 years at the court, even after suffering a previous cancer scare and a broken rib.

Ginsburg's health is closely monitored amid liberal worries that, if she dies or has to retire for health reasons, Trump would get another pick and lock the high court into a conservative ideology for a generation to come.

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Binsburg spoke Friday at a welcoming ceremony for almost three dozen new US citizens at the National Archives in Washington, D.C.

Doctors who are not involved in Ginsburg's care said she may have gotten lucky again, although they caution it is too soon to know.

The operation last week marks Ginsburg's third cancer fight. And there were already signs that her recovery was going smoothly.

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"According to the thoracic surgeon Valerie Rusch, both nodules removed during surgery were found to be malignant on initial pathology evaluation".

The growths were discovered during tests in November to diagnose and treat rib fractures Ginsburg sustained after a fall in her office, an incident that medics have said may have indirectly saved the Supreme Court justice's life. Post-surgery, there was no evidence of any remaining disease.

Now 85, the justice has been treated for cancer two other times.

Ginsburg was appointed to the Supreme Court by President Bill Clinton in 1993.

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