A polyp was found during TV personality Dr. Mehmet Oz’s routine colonoscopy. The precancerous  polyp was successfully removed by Dr. Jon LaPook, gastroenterologist and and Chief Medixal Correspondent for CBS News. Dr. Mehmet Oz is fifty years old.

The Emmy-winning surgeon and author joined the ranks of Early Show host Harry Smith and Today Show host Katie Couric, having a colonoscopy procedure done on-air for this season’s first episode of The Dr. Oz Show. He’ll discuss his feelings and fears during September 7th’s episode.

The CCAC wishes Dr. Oz well, and hopes that this will influence an abundance of North Americans to take the steps to getting screened!