For now, given the successful removal of the malignant nodules and no further evidence of cancer, Ginsburg's next move is rest and recovery. Unfortunately, however, she isn't completely out of the woods yet. During surgeries such as these, doctors take biopsies of surrounding lymph nodes—the pathway by which cancer likes to travel and spread—to confirm that the body is officially cancer-free. Those results won't be ready for at least a couple of days. According to NPR, if those biopsies show no signs of cancer, Bader Ginsberg has an 80 percent chance of remaining cancer free for the next five years. If tests show there is cancer in the surrounding lymph nodes, those odds could drop to as low as 40 percent.