Ryan Reynolds discovered he had a tiny polyp in his colon while live filming his first colonoscopy in an effort to lessen the stigma associated with the procedure.
In order to urge others, particularly men, to get the operation when the time comes, the 45-year-old Deadpool actor and Rob McElhenney, co-chairman of his Wrexham soccer club, have partnered with Lead From Behind, a colon cancer awareness program.
They explained why they were doing it in a video that was uploaded to Reynold’s channel on YouTube on Tuesday; they wanted to show how the simple adjustment could save lives.
Reynolds asserted that he “would never in his right mind” consent to the recording and online broadcast of any medical procedure.
But you don’t get the chance to tell people about something that will undoubtedly save lives very frequently. That has more than enough persuaded me to talk about my experience having a camera placed in an inappropriate location.
During the procedure, a little polyp that was on Reynolds’ colon’s right side was found and removed.
The doctor informed the actor that he was not exaggerating when he said that the tissue photos might have saved his life. You are acting morally because of this. There were no visible symptoms or indicators.
McElhenney’s doctor revealed that they found three polyps, which weren’t particularly concerning, but it is unquestionably lucky that we found them early and were able to remove them.
The 45-year-old star of Always Sunny in Philadelphia laughed that he had won the battle since he had two more polyps than Reynolds had.
A message that read “colon cancer is preventable” was shown on a dark screen at the very end of the video. With your primary care physician, you should explore getting a colonoscopy if you are 45 years of age or older. to help Ryan and Rob defeat cancer’s a.