The Supreme Court announced Thursday that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has had surgery for early stage pancreatic cancer. (Photo Credit: Getty Images/File)
(CNN) - Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had surgery Thursday for early stage pancreatic cancer, the Supreme Court announced.
Ginsburg, 75, underwent surgery at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, the court said in a news release. It said she will likely remain in the hospital for the seven to 10 days, according to her attending surgeon, Dr. Murray Brennan.
"Justice Ginsburg had no symptoms prior to the incidental discovery of the lesion during a routine annual check-up in late January at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland," a court spokeswoman said in the statement.
A CAT scan "revealed a small tumor, approximately one centimeter across, in the center of the pancreas," she added.
Ginsburg was appointed to the Supreme Court in 1993 by President Bill Clinton.