The U.S. Supreme Court announced today that Justice Ginsberg underwent surgery today for pancreatic cancer. Here is the text of the Court's announcement:
Justice Ginsburg had no symptoms prior to the incidental discovery of the lesion during a routine annual check-up in late January at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. A Computerized Axial Tomography (CAT) Scan revealed a small tumor, approximately 1 cm across, in the center of the pancreas.
Justice Ginsburg is 75 years old. She was appointed to the Court in 1993 by President Clinton.
Here's a link to NPR's coverage of the story.