Ruth Bader Ginsburg has TWO cancerous nodules removed from her lungs

Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg poses for the official

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has two cancerous growths removed from lung

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had surgery to remove two malignant growths in her left lung on Friday, the Supreme Court announced.

The court said the 85-year-old Ginsburg, who is Jewish, had the surgery Friday in NY and will remain in the hospital for a few days.

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The 85 year-old lawmaker underwent a surgical procedure called a pulmonary lobectomy at a Manhattan hospital Friday, a Supreme Court statement said.

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Arberg said Ginsburg was resting in hospital, where she's expected to remain for "a few days". "Updates will be provided as they become available", the statement said.

The justice, who was appointed by president Bill Clinton in 1993, is one of four liberals on the nine-member court. In 2014, she underwent a procedure to have a stent implanted to open a blocked coronary artery. She was released from a hospital the next day.

Earlier this year, Ginsburg was in her office when she had a bad fall that broke several of her ribs. She later apologized for what she said were inappropriate remarks.

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Following a screening of "On the Basis of Sex", a film about her when she was a young lawyer, Ginsburg made it clear she doesn't to step down any time soon.

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