Ryan Reynolds got a colonoscopy after losing a bet. It found a polyp.

To emphasize the importance of the preventive cancer screening process, the actor recently decided to record his first colonoscopy.

and a camera is inserted into the rectum to check for changes or abnormalities in the large intestine,

Filming the whole process is pretty personal.

But given that colon cancer is the deadliest cancer in America,

Getting started is very important.

Ryan added in the video, "It's a simple action that can actually happen,

And I mean literally, save your life."

The American Cancer Society recommends starting routine testing for colorectal cancer at age 45 for individuals at average risk of the disease.

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