In the vulnerable world, filming your own colonoscopy is pretty high up the ladder, andRyan Reynolds got there.
After losing a bet to his friend Rob McElhenney, who is also co-chair of Welsh football club Wrexham AFC, Reynolds was forced to film the procedure and broadcast it on his YouTube channel.
But Deadpool the star took the loss in her stride, admitting that the video could help “save lives” by encouraging others to get screened for colorectal cancer, also known as bowel cancer.
“It’s one simple step that could literally, and literally, save your life,” he told viewers.
Watch Ryan Reynolds’ colonoscopy video above.
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In fact, Reynolds collaborated with American Colon Cancer Alliance and their initiative “Leading from Behin d” to bring the video to life.
He also acknowledges that, at the age of 45, a colonoscopy is a necessary procedure that should be performed by both men and women.
The video follows him arriving at the hospital, changing into a hospital gown and driving into a room where he chats with CBS News chief medical correspondent Dr.
Lapook, the doctor who completed the movie star’s endoscopy, explains that the procedure only takes 30 minutes or so.
Reynolds’ colonoscopy took just 25 minutes, and in the end, Lapook had some disturbing findings to share.
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“You were so well prepared that I could find an extremely subtle tumor on the right side of your colon,” Lapook revealed to Reynolds. (The actor is still recovering from strong sedatives given to him prior to the procedure.)
“This has the potential to save your life, I’m not kidding. I’m not a dramatic person. This is exactly why you’re doing this, [because] you have no symptoms. “
Reynolds spontaneously, immensely thanked the doctor, “Thanks so much for this,” he said, “really, thanks for pushing me to do this.”
Lapook then goes on to show viewers inside Reynolds’ colon and the tumor he removed.
“This is a polyp,” the doctor said. “I just cut it off with a trap, and it’s gone. You’re interrupting the natural history of a disease … which may have developed into cancer and [caused] all kinds of problems.
“Instead, you’re not just diagnosing the polyp, but taking it out.”
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