Reno comedian combines comedy and colon cancer

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Updated: 3/31/2014 11:28 pm
RENO, Nev. ( & KRNV) -- We don't hear the words comedy and cancer in the same sentence very often, but one man has found a way to combine the two into a very effective and powerful message.

Comedian Sean Peabody is a regular performer at the Reno-Tahoe Comedy Club in downtown Reno. He is also a colon cancer survivor. He had four inches of his lower intestine removed after doctors discovered several cancerous polyps.

Now, at age 38, he is cancer-free and able to work the topic into his comedy routine, so that more people understand the importance of getting the right kind of check-ups.

"After it happened to me and I went through everything that I went through, all the guys at my shows, I'm going to talk about this and if there's something wrong, go see your doctor, but get it taken care of," Peabody told News 4 about the decision to work this message into his routine.

As part of his recovery Sean is required to get a colonoscopy every year. But he said that is a small price to pay for his health.

March was Colon Cancer Awareness Month.
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