Ginsburg, who is 87, underwent an endoscopic procedure at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, on Tuesday afternoon to clean out a bile duct stent that was inserted last year. She is â€œresting comfortably and will stay in the hospital for a few days to receive intravenous antibiotic treatment,â€ the spokeswoman said.
Doctors placed a stent in Ginsburgâ€™s bile duct last August as part of the treatment for a cancerous tumor discovered on her pancreas, NPR reported at the time.Â Ginsburg â€• who has been treated for cancer four times over two decades â€• also underwent three weeks of radiation treatment for the tumor.
In May, Ginsburg was hospitalized for a benign gallbladder condition.
Asked last year after her cancer scare about how sheâ€™s overcome health challenges, the justice told NPR that her work â€œis really what saved me.â€
â€œI had to concentrate on reading the briefs, doing a draft of an opinion, and I knew it had to get done. So I had to get past whatever my aches and pains were just to do the job,â€ she said.
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