Dr Oz: Colon Cancer Stages & Treatments

Dr Oz: Cancer Stages & Treatments

Dr Oz started this season with news about the Pre-Cancerous Polyp found during his Colonoscopy (click here to read the recap of this show: Dr Oz’s Colonoscopy).  Recently though, Doctor Oz went back for a follow-up Colonoscopy on his show called “When Dr Oz Became Mr Oz,” because he was a bad patient the first time and did not follow his doctor’s orders.  Yes, Dr Oz was a bad patient!  Even though he drank the strong laxative drink that Dr John LaPook prescribed for him, he did not completely clean out his colon.  Why?  Because he was supposed to stop eating solid foods 36 hours before the Colonoscopy, but just a couple hours before starting the laxative drink cleanse, he ate lentils and rice.

Dr Oz’s Colonoscopy

During Dr Oz’s first Colonoscopy, Dr John LaPook removed several Adenoma Polyps which would have quite possibly become Cancerous over time.  But since his prep for the Colonoscopy was insufficient, his Gastroenterologist said he should come back for another one in 3 months.  Doctor Oz stalled though for a full 9 months before finally going back for his second follow-up Colonoscopy.  This second time around though, they found just a subtle poyp called a Hyperplastic Polyp which is more-or-less just like a skin tag and does not cause any problems.


  1. says

    My brother died of colon cancer at the age of 50. It appears to be a genetic condition. He had the symptoms for several years yet said and did nothing until he was weak from losing blood. I think it is important for people to get a colonoscopy before the age of 40. We had no idea that colon cancer runs in our family.

  2. says

    I am 55 Diagnosed in April 2011 with stage 3 colon cancer. Now undergoing Chemo. Regret not going in at 50 before symptoms depleted me. Thought I was too busy and healthy. Health= Life!

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