A new club for Brisbane blokes that could be life saving
THERE is a new club in town, and it is one all blokes should consider joining: Marto's Colonoscopy Club.
The gang at The Big Breakfast on Triple M (Marto, Robin and The Moonman) have been talking about tough stuff - colonoscopies.
Lawrence 'The Moonman' Mooney had his first colonoscopy on advice from a doctor recently.
Then his on-air colleague Marto acknowledged that his sister told him five years ago everyone in their family needs to have one as the family history isn't healthy.
Mooney and Robin were aghast and put it to him straight - 'go and get it done asap'.
"I'll go if we can get a few other blokes together to get one too,” Marto said.
And so was born, Marto's Colonoscopy Club.
They took calls from men all over Brisbane who admitted they were worried about their health but hadn't done anything about it.
Johnno from Logan, Jeff from Brassal and Col from Mango Hill were all inducted to go with Marto and have the procedure.
Over two weeks, Marto, The Moonman and Robin followed the story of these men - chatted to their partners and talked about their concerns - and generally prepped them to take the giant step.
- The blokes all had their procedures done on the same morning.
- Upon waking up, Marto was told they found six polyps. They were removed. Statistics say that one in five polyps could turn cancerous.
- While Jeff from Brassal got the all clear, both Col and Johnno had polyps removed.
Without The Moonman and Marto coming out and talking about this, these men would not have had checks.
So listen up, men. You've been warned.