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Julie's Story: From colon cancer diagnosis to her last chemo infusion

WFMY News 2's Julie Luck shares her treatment journey, her gratitude for those who reached out and encourages everyone to get screened.

Tanya Rivera, Carrie Hodgin (WFMY News 2 Digital)

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Published: 6:02 PM EDT May 3, 2022
Updated: 5:59 AM EDT May 5, 2022

"When you hear the word cancer, it's devastating. It's frightening. You just don't know what to expect," WFMY News 2 Anchor Julie Luck said.

She underwent a routine colonoscopy and was diagnosed with stage 3a colon cancer. She had surgery in late January. The hope was, that all the cancer was contained and the surgery would be it, but cancer had spread to her lymph nodes and chemo was ordered.

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WFMY News 2's Julie Luck undergoes surgery after colon cancer diagnosis

So far, there have been four chemo treatments. The actual treatment day is one thing. The impacts that come after are more than anyone wants to endure. Julie is sharing her story, her sickness, her pain, and her life-altering experience in the hopes you will get screened and avoid what she is enduring.

"If this is the catalyst, if this is the wake-up call, so be it. I'd like people to look at my situation and say, 'You know, this could be me,'" Julie said.