Ryan Reynolds detects a ‘very microscopic polyp’ during on-camera colonoscopy

Ryan Reynolds discovers a ‘very microscopic polyp’ during ‘life-saving’ colonoscopy on camera

  • Ryan Reynolds discovers an ‘extremely microscopic polyp’ while undergoing a ‘potentially life-saving’ colonoscopy on camera in a new YouTube video
  • The father of three children told the audience, ‘It’s a simple step, which literally means, save your life.
  • After a 30-minute exam, Reynolds was told by his doctor that he had found a ‘very microscopic polyp’.
  • The video was created in collaboration with the organizations Lead From Behind and Colorectal Cancer Alliance
  • Earlier this year, Reynolds also talked about mental health struggles, including a life-long battle with anxiety, during an interview with CBS’s Sunday Morning.

Ryan Reynolds discovers an ‘extremely microscopic polyp’ during a ‘potentially life-saving’ colonoscopy with Rob McElhenney on camera in a new YouTube video.

Raising awareness about colon cancer, the Deadpool star, 45, revealed that he only agreed to publicly broadcast the procedure if McElhenney, 45, learned Welsh.

‘It’s a simple step that could literally, and I mean literally, save your life,’ the father of three told the audience of a medical screening that examines one’s rectum and lower bowel for abnormalities and disease. Is.

Raising awareness: Ryan Reynolds discovers an 'extremely microscopic polyp' during a 'potentially life-saving' colonoscopy with Rob McElhenney on camera in a new YouTube video

Raising awareness: Ryan Reynolds discovers an ‘extremely microscopic polyp’ during a ‘potentially life-saving’ colonoscopy with Rob McElhenney on camera in a new YouTube video

After a 30-minute exam, Reynolds was told by his doctor that he had found a ‘very microscopic polyp’.

The Doctor told the Free Guy actor, ‘It was potentially life-saving for you – I’m not kidding, I’m not being overly dramatic. ‘That’s why you do this. You didn’t have any symptoms.’

After removing the polyp, he notes: ‘You’re disrupting the disease’s natural history of some process that could have developed into cancer and cause all kinds of problems.’

Screening: Raising awareness about colon cancer, the 45-year-old Deadpool star reveals he only agreed to publicly broadcast the procedure when McElhenney, 45, learned Welsh

Screening: Raising awareness about colon cancer, the 45-year-old Deadpool star reveals he only agreed to publicly broadcast the procedure when McElhenney, 45, learned Welsh

'It's a simple step that literally, and I mean literally, could save your life,' the father of three children told the audience of the medical screening as they scan one's rectum and lower bowel for abnormalities and disease. is examined.

‘It’s a simple step that literally, and I mean literally, could save your life,’ the father of three children told the audience of the medical screening as they scan one’s rectum and lower bowel for abnormalities and disease. is examined.

Funny: McElhenney couldn't help but poke fun at his friend, who joked that he 'couldn't be wrong' in terms of comparing himself to Reynolds

Funny: McElhenney couldn’t help but poke fun at his friend, who joked that he ‘couldn’t be wrong’ in terms of comparing himself to Reynolds

McElhenney couldn’t help but poke fun at his friend, who joked that he ‘couldn’t be wrong’ in terms of comparing himself to Reynolds.

‘They either found nothing and that means my colon was clearer than that, or they found a polyp and it’s either bigger than that, which is awesome, or it’s smaller than that, which means I have cancer’ The opportunity was short – either way, I won,’ he joked.

While McElhenney had three polyps, he was told they were ‘no big deal.’

'They either found nothing and that means my colon was clearer than that, or they found a polyp and it's either bigger than that, which is awesome, or it's smaller than that, which means I have a chance of getting cancer' was less either way, I won,' he joked

‘They either found nothing and that means my colon was clearer than that, or they found a polyp and it’s either bigger than that, which is awesome, or it’s smaller than that, which means I have cancer’ Opportunity was short – either way, I won,’ he joked

Doing Good: The video was created in collaboration with the organizations Lead From Behind and Colorectal Cancer Alliance

Doing Good: The video was created in collaboration with the organizations Lead From Behind and Colorectal Cancer Alliance

Open book: Earlier this year, Reynolds published CBS¿ Sunday Morning.  also talked about mental health struggles during an interview with

Open book: Earlier this year, Reynolds also talked about mental health struggles during an interview with CBS’s Sunday Morning

The video was created in collaboration with the organizations Lead From Behind and Colorectal Cancer Alliance.

Earlier this year, Reynolds also opened up about mental health struggles during an interview with CBS’s Sunday Morning.

He revealed, ‘I’ve really worried my whole life. ‘And you know, I feel like there are two sides to my personality, one that takes over when it happens.’

Preventable cancer that affects about 20 percent of American adults

What is Colon Cancer:

Colon cancer – also called bowel cancer – usually begins in the large intestine.

About one in 20 Americans is diagnosed with the disease.

The disease usually affects adults over the age of 50 and begins with benign polyps. Over time, polyps can become cancerous.

Roughly 20 to 30 percent of colon cancer patients will develop later benign polyps.

Those with a family history of colorectal cancer — especially of a parent or sibling — or a history of Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis for more than eight years are at higher risk.

Polyps may cause little or no symptoms in some patients and regular screening tests are recommended.

Colon cancer can be treated in a number of ways, including surgery, radiation therapy, and drug treatments such as chemotherapy, targeted therapy, and immunotherapy.

The disease can be prevented through early detection through colonoscopy and polyp removal.

The average age for patients to start colon cancer screening is 45. People with a family history of the disease are recommended to start testing earlier.

Symptoms:

  • Change in bowel habits with diarrhoea, constipation or feeling of incomplete emptying
  • thin or loose bowel movements
  • blood or mucus in stool
  • abdominal pain, bloating and cramping
  • pain in the anus or rectum
  • lump in the anus or rectum
  • unexplained weight loss
  • fatigue
  • unexplained anemia

Source: cancer council australia, Mayo Clinic, ASCRS

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