This video discusses the importance of colonoscopies in the prevention and diagnosis of colon cancer. It describes how actor Ryan Reynolds has taken initiative to raise awareness of the issue by publicly advocating for regular screenings, and encourages people to get these important preventative tests. The article also explains how a colonoscopy is the best method for diagnosing and preventing this deadly disease.
- Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElheny, both co-chairmen of the Welsh Football Club, Rex afc, recently turned 45 and decided to get their colonoscopies.
- A colonoscopy is an important procedure for people aged 45 or older in order to detect any precancerous polyps before they become a problem.
- Ryan’s procedure revealed a small but potentially lifesaving polyp that was removed with a snare during the 30 minute process while he was asleep.
- The importance of getting regular screenings cannot be overstated as it can help prevent colorectal cancer from occurring in the first place.
- Rob also underwent his own screening which showed no signs of abnormal growths or other issues – showing just how effective this test can be at preventing life threatening diseases like cancer!
So Ryan Reynolds just turned 45. Guess what? He did? What all 45 year old people should do. He got his colonoscopy, and I’m gonna do my reaction to his experience about getting a colonoscopy. Guys, let’s talk about poop. How are y’all? Dr. Is Islam here? A k a, your poop guru? Trying to give you the best tips and tricks so you can live your best life.
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Okay. Hello there. I’m Ryan Reynolds, co-chairman of the Welsh Football Club, Rex afc, and I am Rob McElheny, also co-chairman of the Welsh Football Club. Rex afc. Hello The Way, how they just introduced themselves as chairman when we all know they’re amazing actors and world famous actors. But you know, maybe I’ll just introduce myself as smear slm,
chairman of the Lubbock Youth Soccer Team. Pretty Good. Rob and I, I think, well, we’re pretty competitive guys. Hmm? We’re so competitive. In fact, that last year Ryan and I made Abet. Did we? I don’t remember that. Oh, he pick him up. Good. Yes, Yes I did. Yeah. Rob and I both,
we turned 45 this year and you know, part of being this age is getting a colonoscopy. It’s a simple step. That’s exactly right. 45 is the age of when you want to get a colonoscopy. So guidelines change a few years ago where it used to be 50, but now it’s 45. Now there are exceptions to the rule. So for example,
if you have a family history of colon cancer, especially in a first degree relative, you may wanna get it sooner. Or if you have symptoms, pain, bleeding, bad diarrhea of, you know, nausea, change in bowel habits, you may want to get that done sooner. But for purely screening purposes, the latest you should await is the age of 45.
I would never normally have any medical procedure put on camera and they’d shared Not every day that You can raise awareness about something that will most definitely save lives Going in. I’ll tell you, unfortunately, colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States. But it is literally the most preventable cancer that’s out there. And the best way to prevent cancer is to get a colonoscopy.
There is no doubt in any GI doctors mine, all the GI doctors across the world agree on this point. We can’t get doctors to agree for anything, but we all agree that getting a colonoscopy, by far is the most effective way to find precancerous polyps and remove them at the exact same time. It’s the first time you’ve had a colonoscopy. Yeah.<unk> filming it.
You’re filming It. Like also, it’s Just awful. The procedure itself doesn’t take long. We talking about 30 minutes, something like that. It’s stunningly effective. So I like that response. It really is stunningly effective and it is a really easy procedure. Now I understand the prep before. Okay, that sucks. I know. But here’s the thing,
it’s just one day outta your life. And that prep is vital important for us who see exactly what’s going on. If your prep is not good, I can’t do a procedure. If I can’t do a procedure, I can’t find those polyps and remove them and save your life. But the procedure itself, 20, 30 minutes, you’re asleep the whole time.
You don’t feel anything. You don’t know what’s going on. I’m an eight crab cracker. You did such a good prep that I was able to find an extremely subtle polyp that was on the right side of your colon. This was potentially lifesaving for you. I’m not kidding. I’m not being overly dramatic. I mean, got it. This is exactly why you do this.
Okay. You had no symptoms. Yeah. All right, man. Yeah. So that’s important to realize is that people always ask me, Hey Doc, why am I getting a colonoscopy? I feel fine. Well, that’s the point is that we want to keep you feeling fine. A colonoscopy is a routine check to see what’s going on. And we want to find these polyps before they become cancer,
before they become a problem, before they become an issue for you. That’s the reason why we do this. This is the polyp I put, I just cut it off with a snare and it’s gone. You are interrupting the natural history of a disease, of something, of a process that could, could have ended up, you know, developing it to cancer and and causing all sorts of problems.
Instead, you’re not only diagnosing the polyp, you’re taking it out. Yeah. So nobody would know that they had this. That’s important. That’s why we do the colonoscopy. That’s why the colonoscopy is the best SS out there because we can find what’s going on and we can fix it and remove it. At that time, that polyp could have gone to cancer.
And Ryan Reynolds, he’s a famous actor, I’m sure he has everything. And you know, he can get whatever he wants. He has a soccer team, but he’s getting his own colonoscopy to find that precancerous polyp and remove it. And there you go. And that’s why people need to do this. They really need to do this. This saves Lives.
Pure and simple. They didn’t find rosebud up there. My rosebud is a sled. I shoved down my<unk> when I was a kid. That’s hilarious. So I, I will tell you funny stories. So we do sometimes see some interesting things in the colonoscopy. Certainly we see corn all the time. Corn, you don’t digest. We see it all the time.
We see seeds, we see nuts. Sometimes we even see gum. Yes. Maybe gum from seven years ago or is that a myth? I wish I had a video that talked about that. Oh, That didn’t seem so bad. Do you wanna broadcast yours? No. Well, too bad at<unk> because we filmed it. Those were your cameras.
All right. 90, done. Ah, all good. Thank you. All right, perfect. Now it’s Rob’s time. I’m excited for this one as well. I figure I can’t go wrong in terms of comparing myself to Ryan. They either find nothing and that means my colon was cleaner than his, or they find Apollo all set and it’s either bigger than his,
which is awesome, Or It’s smaller than His, Which means I had less of an opportunity to have cancer either way. I went. That’s awesome. That is the perfect attitude to have whenever you’re getting your colonoscopy. I love that. That’s awesome. How are you? I’m doing great. Basically this test, a colonoscopy test is the gold standard test for the prevention of colon cancer.
So we think that colon cancer is a 100% preventable disease if healthy people get their periodic Test. That’s exactly right. And I love that because it, it literally is a cancer that should not be there at all, or very rare if people just got their routine colonoscopies. That’s it. It’s as simple as that. If everyone got their colonoscopies, I will tell you,
we wouldn’t have colon cancer. It would be so rare. It would be like in textbooks. Hi. You’re all done. You’re in recovery now. So easy. Good. How do you feel? I feel great. Good. Can you lay on your back for me? Yeah. Thank you. Can I get you water or apple juice house with a hair.
Beautiful. You have the hat still on? Can I take it off? Yes. Okay. There you go. You want a mirror? No, I’m not. I’m not kitty crackers, First of All. All right, so that’s great. The propofol, which is the medication we typically use to help put people, people to sleep, works very quickly,
works effectively, keeps you asleep. Sometimes afterwards you may have some effects. You know, maybe you don’t get the food all the way in your mouth. Not a big deal. It’ll wear off. No bad news. Okay. Only good news. And that is that today we found three polyps. They were small, they were not a big deal,
but certainly a good thing that we found them early and removed them because you did such a great job with a cleanout. It was spotless inside, you crushed it, and you made the job really easy for us that way. So is there anything that I can do from a preventative I can lower Right now? I don’t think in polyp forms that there’s strong evidence that a certain kind of diet makes a difference.
What does make a difference is screening and surveillance. People ask me this all the time. Hey doc, what can I do to make sure it doesn’t come back? Or what can I do to make sure that I can prevent a colon cancer? Here’s what you need to do. Come back for your next colonoscopy. That’s it. That by far is the most effective thing better than any diet changes,
better than anything else. You can try any supplements, it doesn’t matter. The most important thing you can do is to come back for your subsequent colonoscopy. By far, by far, by far, that is the most important thing you can do. Oh, that didn’t seem so bad. I think Rob and Ryan filming their colonoscopy is going to probably be the most impactful thing that anyone has done in a long time to prevent colon cancer.
If you’re 45, get your colonoscopy. If you have a family history of colon disease, maybe get it done sooner. Come see us. We can save your life. We can make sure you don’t have to suffer from that deadly cancer called colon cancer. Guys, thank you for watching. If you haven’t already, don’t forget to smash that mic button my subscribe to get more videos like you’re watching in today’s video.
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