Ruth Bader Ginsburg treated for pancreatic cancer - CNNPolitics " Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has 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. 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. I do not agree with her on anything but I hope she is not in pain .