WFMY anchor Julie Luck will be off the air longer than expected in her battle with colon cancer.
While Luck recently had what she called successful surgery for a cancerous polyp discovered during a routine colonoscopy, she also told viewers of the Greensboro, N.C. CBS affiliate on her facebook page that her post-surgery pathology report shows cancer spread to some lymph nodes.
“In order to treat my stage 3A colon cancer, I will be undergoing three months of chemotherapy starting tomorrow,” said Luck. “Honestly, my emotions have run the gamut from disbelief, anger, fear, confusion to resolve and determination. My doctors say my prognosis is good and with the tremendous support from my family, friends, WFMY News 2 coworkers and the community, I know I can beat this stupid thing.”
Luck shared her diagnosis in January and urged everyone to get screened.
“Don’t put it off any longer or when you turn 45, schedule your colonoscopy appointment,” said Luck. “It could be a life saver. Don’t wait until symptoms arise. In fact, don’t wait at all. I was diagnosed after a routine colonoscopy and I didn’t have any symptoms.”