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Note: In this video, Dr. Oz states that he will be returning to Dr. LaPook for a follow-up screening in 3 months. This timeline is due to inaccurate bowel prep. For patients who have thoroughly and properly prepped, and had a polyp removed, the follow-up exam would depend on the number, size and type of polyp as well as the quality and completeness of the exam. The general time is between 3 and 5 years.
Dr. Oz takes you behind the scenes of his routine colonoscopy and the shocking outcome he never expected: the discovery of a precancerous polyp. Watch Dr. Oz as he deals with the reality of his diagnosis and emphasizes the need for preventive screenings. Learn more about the test that saved his life and what you can do to save your own.
Click here to watch Part 1: Dr. Oz at home as he prepares for his first colonoscopy.
Click here to watch Part 2: Witness the actual procedure and the moment when Dr. Oz’s physician discovers the precancerous polyp.
Click here to watch Part 3: Dr. Oz’s physician delivers the diagnosis: an adenomatous polyp, the kind that would have likely developed into cancer if left undetected and untreated.
Click here to watch Part 4: Dr. Oz becomes the patient. Here, he discusses the reality of his results and stresses the importance of getting a colonoscopy screening. Fact: 32,000 people die from colon cancer every year because they were never screened.
Click here to watch Part 5: Dr. Oz discusses how colonoscopy is a major preventive measure in protecting your health and explains the colon cancer risk factors.
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