Health & FitJustice Ruth Bader Ginsburg treated for pancreatic cancer
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Justicehas been treated for pancreatic cancer in New York City, the Supreme Court announced Friday.
"The tumor was treated definitively and there is no evidence of disease elsewhere in the body," the court said.
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This is the 86-year-old liberal icon's fourth bout with cancer. In 1999, she successfully underwent surgery to treat colon cancer. She was treated for early stages of pancreatic cancer in 2009. Last December, Ginsburg underwent surgery to remove two cancerous nodules from her left lung.
Ginsburg also underwent a heart procedure in 2014 to have a stent placed in her right coronary artery.
Here is the full statement from the Supreme Court:
"Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg today completed a three-week course of stereotactic ablative radiation therapy at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. The focused radiation treatment began on August 5 and was administered on an outpatient basis to treat a tumor on her pancreas. The abnormality was first detected after a routine blood test in early July, and a biopsy performed on July 31 at Sloan Kettering confirmed a localized malignant tumor. As part of her treatment, a bile duct stent was placed. The Justice tolerated treatment well. She cancelled her annual summer visit to Santa Fe, but has otherwise maintained an active schedule. The tumor was treated definitively and there is no evidence of disease elsewhere in the body. Justice Ginsburg will continue to have periodic blood tests and scans. No further treatment is needed at this time."
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Their voices for hope - Laurie Cholewa's fight against pancreatic cancer: "There is hope!"
This Monday, October 7, Laurie Cholewa once again presents the concert "Their Voices for Hope", a charity concert that aims to raise funds for pancreatic cancer research.
After losing her father to pancreatic cancer, Laurie Cholewa launched eight years ago, "Their Voices for Hope" , a charity concert that aims to raise funds for the benefit of research against pancreatic cancer. The 2019 edition is held this Monday, October 7 at the Olympia, with the presence of many artists such as Florent Pagny, Kendji Girac, Black M, Claudia Capeo, Amel Bent or three gourmet coffees. The host returns for Télé 7 on this event and on her television news.
How do you feel a few days before the deadline?
Every year there is a mixture of feelings. I always have a lot of stress and anxiety about not filling the Olympia or the evening is not as beautiful as we hope, but also emotion because the people of the association count about us and we always receive many testimonials from people who have experienced the same thing or are affected by the disease. All this put together makes that a few days of the deadline, I am always in a slightly weird state.
You are personally affected by this disease, but where did you get the idea of a concert? Other ways were possible to raise funds or raise awareness about it ...
In fact, I tried to bring my added value. Having presented and produced a lot of music, I could count on a strong network to mobilize artists and at the same time set up a musical event, so I thought it was the best way to get the word out in the media. The main problem with pancreatic cancer is that we do not talk about it. To raise money, there are better solutions, like auctions, but it's neither the same network nor the same media impact. Eventually, I hope to be able to do two events in the year, one that will raise awareness and the other for funds.
Is it hard to convince artists?
In general, there is no need to convince artists, except for a few who are already mobilized in other associations. The main problem is the schedules, but they often do it heartily.
We know that pancreatic cancer is a very aggressive cancer, there is little chance of survival. What are the reasons for hopes in the short or medium term?
What is frustrating is that we say that everything is to be done. Nevertheless, there is hope. You must know that several cancers were incurable a few years ago and today, we can cure or at least live ten or twenty years with. For example, we need a better screening system because it is a cancer that we often realize too late, it is not an organ that can be easily monitored. Research work is in progress but the research is done over years so we must not let go and it takes a lot of money so that things do not stop.
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