Swizz Beatz

American rap producer Swizz Beatz is urging men to get a colonoscopy to check for cancerous polyps in the colon. The 39-year-old father of 5, whose real name is Kasseem Dean, posted an Instagram.com image of himself lying on a hospital gurney after undergoing a colonoscopy.

He told his Instagram followers he fulfilled a promise he made to a friend who died of colon cancer.

Swizz captioned the photo in part:

“Today I did a Colonoscopy, which many men refuse to do until it’s too late. It only took 2days for the entire process and thank God I’m okay. I wasn’t going to share this but I promised my brother I would spread the word to prevent others from going through what he did Blessings to all. Your health is your wealth… F@ck Cancer….”

Swizz also mentioned the test took 2 days, including drinking a laxative Prep the day before to clean out the bowel. The actual colonoscopy exam takes an hour to 2 hours.

Doctors recommend getting your first colonoscopy exam beginning at age 50 and continuing until age 75. Black people should begin cancer screening earlier at age 45.

 

Your health is your wealth ?? I wanted to start off 2018 by keeping the promise I made to my brother the late great Jay Icepick Jackson. Before he passed ,he urged that we all spread the word about how important our health is. As men we always think we’re invincible ! If that was the case, a great Man and many other great men would still be on this earth. Today I did a Colonoscopy, which many men refuse to do until it’s too late. It only took 2days for the entire process and thank God I’m okay. I wasn’t going to share this but I promised my brother I would spread the word to prevent others from going through what he did?? Blessings to all. Your health is your wealth… F@ck Cancer …. #jayicepickjackson ?? #icepicjayforever

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  • Breitbart_Savior

    Is this a good time to talk about Trump & $!#&holes?!

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    So what shithole country u from?

  • Noirluv45

    I’m for this! Colonoscopies aren’t bad at all.

  • free

    do we really need to see you laid up though?

  • darealwifey

    ***APPLAUSE*** More black men need to step up and encourage other black men to do what’s right.

  • Ebony Starr

    I’m a black female and I had one in my 30s. I had polyps and was told that I would have been dead in 5 years if I hadn’t caught them. I highly recommend it to anyone who has a family history.

  • what?why

    What does he do? Who is he?

  • Quitedeliteful

    A colonoscopy is not bad at all. I went for one and they removed one polyp. Do not play with your health.

  • tintin

    i tell my husband do go and do this and all he keeps saying is he don’t want no man in his a$$. so many young black men are passing away from colon cancer due to their ignorance.

  • Ni Ni

    Nawl, he couldn’t wait to show us a pic laid up in that bed before he get tooted up. He could’ve gave the psa well before or afterwards.

  • Rayne

    This is one of the many qualities I love about my husband. He’s into his health. He will go to the doctor if he sneezes and spits and the same time ? but he doesn’t play about his health tho. We try to schedule our appointments on the same days cause we go to the same hospital. It’s not a game get checked.

  • Yardgirl

    You got that right we are in charge of our health!! Glad yours was benign!!

  • Quitedeliteful

    Talk about relieved!!!! They could tell me to go once a year and I’ll be right there…

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Good message to put out there. It’ll probably save lives too.

  • Noirluv45

    Girl, praise God for that! ??????

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    A lot of brothas feel that way. But if he ends up developing colon cancer one day, doctors are going to have to go up his butt anyway. Better to go in there early and make sure he’s healthy, than to wait till he’s showing symptoms, then it might be too late. Life is too short to be taking chances with our health like that.

  • alex

    Good on him! People should also get checked at earlier ages if they have family members who passed away from colon (or any) cancer. We were told 15 years in advance of the age when the parent was diagnosed, but starting at 39-40 years old doesn’t hurt either.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Not really.
    But it’s good that that story got out though. Trump and the Republicans will pay a price on election day for continuing to embarrass and degrade this great country.

  • alex

    I really hope that you are right.

  • Rayne

    I did. I can’t be telling no grown man to go to the doctor everyday. I got stuff to do too! Lol

  • HIS4EVA

    swizz has been around forever. contributed to some of the flyset music that ive heard

  • Noirluv45

    I have a history of polyps in areas that the scope cannot reach, so getting capsule studies (you swallow a capsule with a camera and it takes pictures along your digestive system) is also helpful.

  • Noirluv45

    You know?! There’s nothing more frustrating than telling a grown person what they need to do. He’s responsible enough to make sure he has his health together for himself, you and your upcoming little one. ??

  • Mischelle

    My husband was the same. I found a female doctor and he went, got his colonoscopy and all was fine.

  • You Could Never

    Awe man Swizz!!! Yes! God bless you for this. Continued health and blessings to you

  • Yoni7

    DO IT! I have a dear friend who is battling stage IV colon cancer right now. She’s 42.

  • Yoni7

    Just said this in a sense. My friend was diagnosed at this same age.

  • Wreckognize Game

    I pray that God covers and keeps your friend. Many blessings to them.

  • You Could Never

    God bless her. I recall us talking about her. Fight girl! Give cancer hell!!!!

  • Guest©

    Good for you!! If caught early colon cancer is very treatable. Speak up and request screening even if you are not in the age range for typical screenings.

  • justlooking

    Prayers for you friend and prayers for you sticking by her side. HUGS

  • Yardgirl

    Word!!

  • Rayne

    Ok ?

  • hottlanta

    AWWWWWWW now that’s love. Let’s go to the doctor together and then reward ourselves with a big ole caloric lunch later to celebrate our good health results.

  • Yoni7

    I luh her like I luh you. LIKE SOOOOOO MUCH!

  • hottlanta

    Diseases have no age limits. I had to learn myself when Lil Hots was in the hospital as a 3 year old from meningitis. Those babies had cancer, arthritis and everything else that was considered old people diseases. We live in ignorance until something wakes us up. Prayers going up to your friend. I had a dear friend who died from an illness and there is still a hole in my heart to this day.

  • Yoni7

    I pray for her healing DAILY! She’s like the first thought of each day. Such a good good good person. Has not complained in TWO years. NOT ONCE! Always has a smile on her face. Just an all around good person.

  • Kemi

    Prayers and good thoughts for your friend!! Cancer is evil ?!! Lost a very good friend to it last year ??

  • Blue

    I’m not old enough yet but the way my boss be up my butt, maybe she can check while she in there. No?

  • Kemi

    Thanks Swizz for promoting this and continuing the awareness! Kudos!!

  • You Could Never

    One of the leaders of hip hop musical movement.

  • You Could Never

    Awe shucks. I luh you too

  • Shira Harding-James

    Good for him!

  • ?Royalty?

    That’s awesome because I know so many men whose response to everything is, “I can walk it off”.

  • Rayne

    Me too ?

  • Gloria

    Can’t even convince my dad to go the doctor for a basic well being check up :/ I’m glad to see that not all men are like my pops

  • pure_rachet

    Make sure she’s certified!!

  • pure_rachet

    Omg never heard of this. Thanks for the education.

  • pure_rachet

    My grandmother died of colon cancer. Lucky she had adopted my mother, otherwise I’d be at the doctor yesterday!!

  • hottlanta

    She is lucky to have you as a friend. I have always said if you wanna find out if someone loves you get sick or broke. I almost died from a fibroid that was killing me. When they took me to the emergency room they had the chaplain at my bed giving me my last rites. I was looking at death straight in the face. Scariest day of my life. So I know how you feel and I know how your friend feels. You or your friend is not alone in this fight. We talk a lot of shyt but we love both of yall like family.

  • hottlanta

    The favorite phrase now is to drip apple cider vinegar. I just shake my head.

  • Yoni7

    She has MORE THAN ENOUGH love around her. Hell, I’m truly on the low end of the totem pole under the other folks that love her as well.

  • Yoni7

    So sorry to hear that.

  • Karen Brady

    LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO… She probably already has.. Ask that bish for your results.

  • Karen Brady

    God bless her.

  • Karen Brady

    Brothers & sisters- Co-worker told me just yesterday, friend of hers was having bad stomach pains.. went to a doc and they told her she had a urinary tract infection. Went to another doc elsewhere.. stage 4 ovarian cancer. If someone tells you something and it just don’t make sense.. keep trying!!!

  • Karen Brady

    I HATE Cancer like nothing else.

  • TheOwley

    Unfortunately at his age, insurance may not cover unless you pay out of pocket plus there must be a medical reason for it to be done. Black men specifically should have their prostate checked as young as 40 and colonoscopy at 45. If there is a family history of colon and prostate cancer, I would push for earlier screening.

  • hottlanta

    Glad to see that he wasn’t kicked out of the hospital in a dirty hospital gown, in the cold and put on a bus to save hospital funds. I saw that the other day and I was livid.

  • Blue

    Bwahahahahaha

  • Kemi

    Likewise! It sucks

  • Kemi

    Thank you! I have fond cherished memories of her. Which will last for a lifetime.

  • Kemi

    Thank you! I have fond cherished memories of her. Which will last for a lifetime.

  • KcoolMuziq

    When the doctor goes inside of U. U can’t even feel it. U are put under until the whole procedure is over with. U may feel a little groggy afterwards. But it’s best to find out early. Before it’s too late. I suggest for men not to look at what is being inserted though.

  • free

    d@mn!!

  • Dreadboi

    The number one killer of men but the least talked about and funded in the world of cancer prevention.Should be right up there beside breast cancer awareness in terms of getting out the word of treatment,funding,awareness..

  • Noirluv45

    You’re very welcome.

  • BRuhman_Vista

    Black men really should get a colonoscopy prior to age. 50. Unfortunately, most company sponsored health plans will not cover a colonoscopy until one reaches the age of 50. Those with any family history of colon cancer need to bit the bullet and get the procedure.

    Black 25 and older need to have yearly prostate cancer screening. Testing may be costly for some, but what price do you place on your life?

  • Jack Blakk

    You don’t necessary need a colonoscopy two things the man and woman can do once a year to stay on top of your health. Besides your diet, starters is the poop test which you can do at home and mail it in ? and a comprehensive blood test your HMO will cover it! Both will tell a doctor your levels then they in turn should be able to tell if something is wrong!

  • Genetically Predisposed

    Colon Cancer took my mother at age 50 she was diagnosed the day before her 49th birthday. She had been going to the doctor for years for a stomach pain she was denied a colonoscopy because she was uninsured. Even though they knew colon cancer claimed her father at age 65. I am 36 in 2 years I have to start having screenings 10 years prior to my mother’s diagnose.

  • Mister Fantastic

    Yeah his friend, Combat Jack, died from it a couple of months ago.

  • MsNewNew

    African America men should get a colonoscopy before the age of 50. The actual procedure only takes 15-20 minutes, no hours. I work i Endoscopy where we perform Colonoscopies and EGD’s, EUS’s (Endoscopic Ultrasounds) Bravo PH Studies (Pill Cam), and anything GI related.