Civil rights icon and Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away Friday, September 18, due to complications from metastatic pancreatic cancer, sparking renewed public curiosity in the disease.
As people age, they experience increased risks of developing pancreatic cancer – the abnormal growth of cells in the pancreas. According to Cancer.Net, most people diagnosed with the disease are older than 45 years old, with 90% of recorded cases being older than 55 years old and 70% older than 65.
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WASHINGTON, DC – SEPTEMBER 12: Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg delivers remarks at the Georgetown Law Center on September 12, 2019, in Washington, DC. Justice Ginsburg spoke to over 300 attendees about the Supreme Court’s previous term. RBG has passed away Friday, September 18, due to complications of metastatic pancreatic cancer – a disease that is now the third leading cause of cancer deaths in the US