Denver Reporter Gets Colonoscopy On-Air to Raise Awareness About Colon Cancer

By Kevin Eck 

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KUSA entertainment reporter and anchor Kirk Montgomery recently took a cue from Katie Couric.

Montgomery submitted himself to a colonoscopy and brought the Denver NBC affiliate’s cameras along to document the procedure.

Montgomery told TVSpy, “I’m just grateful that I might have been able to save someones life, let alone my own by being so public about a very private and uncomfortable topic for so many people.”

The story took viewers through the procedure and, using footage from the endoscope, showed doctors snaring and removing a polyp. “For those of you watching in high definition I apologize,” Montgomery said. The polyp was later discovered to be cancerous.

In an effort to dispel any myths surrounding the procedure, Montgomery was joined on set by KUSA medical expert Dr. John Torres. The two discussed the myths surrounding the procedure. Montgomery told viewers, “I’ve had more discomfort getting Botox.”

Montgomery said three things inspired him to have the procedure done: his 50th birthday, March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month and he has family history of colon cancer.

After finding one cancerous polyp during the taping, Doctors told Montgomery he will need a second procedure to have more polyps removed.