Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is maintaining her positive outlook.
During an appearance at the National Book Festival in Washington, DC, Saturday, Ginsburg said that her work on the Supreme Court has “kept me going” through four bouts of cancer and that she is “on my way to being very well,” according to the Washington Post.
Ginsburg’s remarks come a week after news surfaced that she had recently been treated for pancreatic cancer.
“This audience can see that I am alive,” Ginsburg said.
When asked why she was not resting for the coming term in October rather than making public appearances, Ginsburg said she “will be prepared when the time comes.”
“I love my job, it’s the best and hardest job I’ve ever had,” Ginsburg said. “It’s kept me going through four cancer bouts. Instead of concentrating on my aches and pains.”
According to the Post, Ginsburg’s radiation treatment at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York began Aug. 5, and no additional treatment is planned.
“The tumor was treated definitively and there is no evidence of disease elsewhere in the body,” the court’s spokeswoman said. “Justice Ginsburg will continue to have periodic blood tests and scans. No further treatment is needed at this time.”