Julia smoked and developed colorectal cancer when she was just 49. A colonoscopy helped save her life by allowing doctors to find a dangerous tumor just in time. In these commercials and videos, Julia tells her story.
Julia and Mark's Ad
After years of smoking, Julia, a busy working mom, and Mark, a military veteran, each received frightening news. Their doctors found colorectal cancer, which is a danger for all smokers. In this TV ad, Julia and Mark share a tip for dealing with colorectal cancer.
Julia smoked and developed colon cancer, which nearly killed her. In this video from CDC’s Tips From Former Smokers® campaign, she talks about having emergency surgery shortly after her tumor was found. It was the beginning of many life changes, including learning how to use an ostomy bag.
Julia's Wake-Up Call
Julia tried to avoid smoking around her son, but she didn't think too much about her own health. Then she was diagnosed with colon cancer and nearly died. In this video, Julia talks about how her battle with cancer terrified her loved ones and opened her eyes about how smoking can harm an entire family.
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