Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is an example of how routine physical checkups, cancer screenings, and cancer treatment advances in recent decades are saving lives.
The Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC) mourns the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died on Friday, September 18, at age 87 due to complications from metastatic pancreatic cancer.
Along with being a distinguished jurist, Justice Ginsburg was, like her mother, a cancer patient.
Diagnosed with cancer five times over the past 21 years, Justice Ginsburg had undergone multiple surgeries, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and immunotherapy. Through it all, she stayed the course, rarely missing work while undergoing treatment.
Ginsburg is an example of how routine physical checkups, cancer screenings, and cancer treatment advances in recent decades are saving lives.
“Highly precise surgery, immunotherapy, and targeted therapies are extending the life expectancy of patients with cancer while offering a higher quality of life, and like Justice Ginsburg, allows them to continue making contributions much later into life,” says Randall A. Oyer, MD, president, Association of Community Cancer Centers.