Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had surgery prior to Christmas. The liberal justice underwent a procedure on Friday to remove two nodules on her lung that were determined to be malignant.
Franklin Graham took to Twitter shortly after the news broke to ask people to pray for Ginsburg.
He wrote, "Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has had surgery and had cancerous growths removed from her lungs. I know that she and her family would appreciate your prayers as she recovers."
The surgery took place in New York City at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. The procedure was a pulmonary lobectomy to remove the nodules from her left lung.
The cancerous nodules were discovered during tests in November to diagnose and treat rib fractures. Ginsburg sustained the fractures during a fall in her office.
"There was no evidence of any remaining nodules after the operation was performed and pre-operation scans did not detect disease anywhere else in her body," reported The Hill.
Ginsburg is resting comfortably and no further treatment is planned, according to the press release. She will remain in the hospital for a few days.
The surgery took place now because the justices are on a break. They are not due back to hear oral arguments until January 7. However, they will meet for their first conference on January 4.
Ginsburg is the Supreme Court's oldest justice. She has had two previous bouts with cancer. In 1999, she underwent treatment for colorectal cancer. In 2009, she was treated for pancreatic cancer.
Ginsburg is a liberal justice, and people on the left have expressed concern over what would happen if she passed away while President Trump was still in office. Another vacancy on the high court would cause another fight between conservatives and liberals, who would fight to prevent a third conservative from ending up on the court.
Regardless of political leaning, please pray for Ginsburg. Cancer is always a scary diagnosis.