Ryan Reynolds undergoes 'potentially lifesaving' colonoscopy to remove polyp

The Welcome To Wrexham co-stars, who co-own Welsh soccer club Wrexham A.F.C, filmed the procedure for a colon cancer awareness campaign. Once a person turns 45, they should have a colonoscopy every few years. During 45-year-old Ryan's video, the actor shared that colonoscopies are a “stunningly effective” 30-minute “routine screening” that “could literally save your life”. The purpose of the “simple step” is to detect potential sources of colon cancer and remove them.