U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg says she is alive and rolling full steam ahead following radiation for pancreatic cancer.

The 86-year-old spoke at the National Book Festival in Washington D.C. on Saturday and joked, "this audience can see that I am alive."

This is Justice Bader Ginsburg's fourth bout with cancer, following treatment for colon cancer in 1999, early stage pancreatic cancer in 2009 and lung surgery for cancerous growths in 2018. She told the crowd of thousands at the event who cheered and applauded her: "I am on my way to being very well."

After spending most of August receiving radiation treatment, she will continue with a full schedule for September, making appearances in Little Rock, Chicago and Raleigh before the Supreme Court opens its term on October 7.

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