Ryan Reynolds Films His First Colonoscopy To Raise Awareness for Cancer-Screening Procedure

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Deadpool actor Ryan Reynolds and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia star Rob McElhenney teamed up with the organization Lead From Behind to raise awareness about colon cancer.

The pair, who both turned 45 this year, agreed to have their first colonoscopies filmed to raise awareness for the cancer-screening procedure.

“I would never normally have any medical procedure put on camera, and then share it,” Reynolds said in the video.

He continued, “It’s not every day that you can raise awareness about something that will most definitely save lives. That’s enough motivation for me to let you in on a camera being shoved up my a**.”

In a press release from the Lead From Behind organization, the Free Guy actor added, “I’ve been on camera a lot. But this was the first time one was shoved up my a**. The procedure and prep were painless but the discomfort of filming and sharing the process was the hardest part. Rob and I did it because we want this potentially life-saving procedure to be less mysterious and stigmatized.”

During the procure, doctors removed a small polyp from Ryan’s colon and three from Rob’s.

Polyps can form on the lining of the colon.  They’re usually harmless, but they could develop into cancer, the doctor explained.

Watch below and be sure to schedule your colonoscopy!

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