(JTA) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said she is on her way “to being very well” after undergoing a three-week treatment course for a tumor found on her pancreas.
Ginsburg made the comment on Saturday at the 2019 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington DC. She also said: “As this audience can see I am alive.”
She told the audience that she’ll be ready for the start of the next Supreme Court session in October, saying: “We have more than a month yet to go. I will be prepared when the time comes.”
She said her job has kept her going. “I love my job. It’s the best and the hardest job that I have ever had. It’s kept me going through four cancer bouts. Instead of concentrating on my aches and pains, I just know that I have to read this set of briefs, go over the draft opinion,” she said.
Her remarks come a week after the Supreme Court in a statement announced that she had completed the radiation treatment and was maintaining an “active schedule.”
Ginsburg had surgery last year to remove a cancerous growth from her left lung, which was her third bout with cancer.
She is one of three Jewish justices on the court and leads its liberal minority.