Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death brings awareness to pancreatic cancer

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Published on September 19, 2020 - Duration: 02:02s

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death brings awareness to pancreatic cancer

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died Friday at the age of 87 from pancreatic cancer, a highly metastatic form of the disease that spreads easily to other organs.

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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death brings awareness to pancreatic cancer

HER LAST DAY.THROUGHOUT HER LIFE,GINSBURG SUFFEREDFROM FIVE BOUTS OFCANCER.WE KNOW TONIGHT SHEDIED FROM PANCREATICCANCER.41 ACTION NEWSREPORTER JORDAN BETTSJOINS US LIVE -- WITHMORE ON THE JUSTICE'SBATTLE.JUSTICE RUTH BADERGINSBURG NOT ONLY SATON THE SUPREME COURTFOR 27 YEARS BUT IN THATTIME, BATTLING CANCERMULTIPLE TIMES STARTINGBACK IN 1999.RUTH BADER GINSBURGDYING AT THE AGE OF 87FROM METASTICPANCREATIC CANCER.Dr. Raed Al-Rajabi, MedicalOncology Section Lead at theUniversity of Kansas CancerCenter"It's spread from where itstarted in the pancreatic toother organs like the liver orthe lungs and now is in a statethat is uncurable."LOCAL ONCOLOGISTS SAYSIGNS OF THIS TYPECANCER ARE SUTTLE."A lot of patients don't evenow they have pancreaticcancer until it causes sometype of byproduct of its growthlike a blockage of a bile duct."BUT THERE ARE SIGNS TOLOOK FOR."Pretty significant fatigue orfeeling tired, just for noreason.":"Abdominal pain, mostly in theupper gastric or in thestomach area and sometimeshave back pain.""A lot of times it'sunintentionalweight loss."DR AL-RAJABI SAYS THIS ISA COMMON CAUSE OFDEATH IN WOMEN FROMCANCER AND HOPESJUSTICE GINSBURG'SDEATH SHEDS A LIGHT THISAWFUL DISEASE."She was a very strongperson.

It's very obvious.

Shetook this with grace andcourage."WHEN IT COMES TOTREATMENT, IF IT'SCAUGHT EARLY, SURGERYIS BEST.MOST PATIENTS WILL HAVESOME FORM OF CHEMO.BUT THE DOCTOR I SPOKEWITH SAYS MOST CASESHE SEES; THE CANCERHAS SPREAD.THEN CHEMO IS THE ONLYOPTION TO SLOW THEGROWTH.JORDAN BETTS 41 ACTIONNEWSTHANK YOU, JORDAN.GINSBURG'S FAMILYPLANS TO HAVE A PRIVATEBURIAL AT THE ARLINGTONNATIONAL CEMETERY.ANOTHER LIVE LOOK ATTHE SUPREME COURT.THIS TRAGIC LOSS ALSOHAS THE COUNTRYWONDERING WHO COULDTAKE GINSBURG'S SEAT.WHAT LEADERS INCONGRESS ARE SAYINGTONIGHT... AS OURBREAKING N

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