'Ruth Bader Ginsburg Health Update: Justice 'Recuperating' After Cancer Surgery, Released From Hospital

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is "recuperating at home" after being released from the hospital on Christmas Day, following surgery to remove cancerous nodules from her left lung.

On Wednesday, Kathy Arberg, a public information officer for the Supreme Court, confirmed to CNN that "Justice Ginsburg was discharged from the hospital yesterday and is recuperating at home" after the procedure.

Ginsburg, who is 85, underwent a pulmonary lobectomy at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York on Friday to have the two malignant nodules removed from her lung.

The growths were discovered during tests in November to diagnose and treat rib fractures Ginsburg sustained after a fall in her office, an incident that medics have said may have indirectly saved the Supreme Court justice's life.

Arberg told CNN there was no evidence of any remaining nodules after Friday's procedure and said preoperation scans showed no signs of disease elsewhere in Ginsburg's body.

The procedure represents the 85-year-old's third experience with cancer since she was appointed to the Supreme Court in 1993.

The Supreme Court justice underwent treatment for colorectal cancer in 1999 and was treated for pancreatic cancer in 2009.

Despite her health battles, the leader of the liberal wing of the Supreme Court has never missed a Supreme Court argument in her 25 years on the bench.

Last week, she also reportedly voted against President Donald Trump's proposed asylum restrictions from her hospital bed, while recovering from her lung surgery.

NBC News and NPR reported that Ginsburg cast her vote from the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center despite just having undergone the procedure.

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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg speaks after receiving the American Law Institute’s Henry J. Friendly Medal in Washington, D.C., on May 14. Ginsburg was discharged from the hospital on Tuesday after undergoing lung surgery. JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty