Ruth Bader full recovery?

cytg111

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This just baffles my mind

https://edition.cnn.com/2019/01/11/politics/ruth-bader-ginsburg-recovery/index.html

85 years old. Lung cancer. Surgery.
All good, cured, no evidence of remaining disease.
Onwards with the work.(middle finger to you know who).

This lady has kicked colon cancer at ~65, pancreatic cancer at ~75 ... and now lung cancer at 85?

What the *hell* kind of cancer treatment do rich people have access to in the US? I want in.
 
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I'm guessing the best care in the world. And for RBG's sake I'm grateful. For all our sakes, really. I imagine Trump is chomping at the bit to replace her with a loyal partisan hack to rubber stamp his agenda.
 

Indus

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There's a reason I like medicare for all.

Maybe you should too.
 

Moonbeam

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Cancer occurs in different places in the human body. Some kinds are easier to cure than others. Some are easier to detect than others too.
 

Starbuck1975

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This just baffles my mind

https://edition.cnn.com/2019/01/11/politics/ruth-bader-ginsburg-recovery/index.html

85 years old. Lung cancer. Surgery.
All good, cured, no evidence of remaining disease.
Onwards with the work.(middle finger to you know who).

This lady has kicked colon cancer at ~65, pancreatic cancer at ~75 ... and now lung cancer at 85?

What the *hell* kind of cancer treatment do rich people have access to in the US? I want in.
Early detection. They caught the colon cancer while treating an abdominal infection, caught the pancreatic cancer during a routine follow-up for her colon cancer and caught the lung cancer as a result of her recent rib damage from her fall.

She is incredibly fortunate, and illustrates the power of early detection.
 
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This lady has kicked colon cancer at ~65, pancreatic cancer at ~75 ... and now lung cancer at 85?
RBG won't be "clear" of her new cancer for at least a few years. It could still become apparent at any time.
 

cytg111

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Early detection. They caught the colon cancer while treating an abdominal infection, caught the pancreatic cancer during a routine follow-up for her colon cancer and caught the lung cancer as a result of her recent rib damage from her fall.

She is incredibly fortunate, and illustrates the power of early detection.
Sounds right. We need more like this

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/320679.php

And then get tested every 6 months or so...
 
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I hope she makes a full recovery but retires very soon and lives a long and happy rest of her days off the bench.
 
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I don't think they should claim they are cured. Esp after this short of time period. It could pop back up anytime. I hope not for her sake, but that is the reality.

The 5 year clear history is just a research benchmark.
 
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I just read somewhere that she missed oral arguments for the first time in 25 years. There was speculation that she wasn't recovering as expected.
I to hope she recovers, but It's probably time to retire.
 

woolfe9998

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Cancer occurs in different places in the human body. Some kinds are easier to cure than others. Some are easier to detect than others too.
Yes, and she had lung cancer, recently. Before that pancreatic. Pancreatic has the lowest survival chance of any known cancer, or at least among the common types. 5%. Lung also has a poor prognosis. It's actually quite incredible if she has now survived both.
 
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Cyborg status confirmed. RBG got mad squabbles. Like a pikey bouncer.

I hope the other tumors on that court meet similar excisions.
 

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Reminds me of my mother-in-law who is 90 and beat colon cancer at ~60, has a photographic memory, sharp as a tack, still physically active, never gets sick, still drives safely and uses google fu on her computer daily. I think it's in the genes.
 

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