After delaying his first colonoscopy, Rod Pearce found out he had polyps, those tissue growths that can lead to cancer. He was told he should have surgery to remove a large portion of his colon and that spurred him to find a second opinion at Stanford. Uri Ladabaum, senior vice chief, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, and director of the Gastrointestinal Cancer Prevention Program, agreed to see Pearce. Ladabaum performed a colonoscopy for another look at Pearce’s colon. Now, Pearce is a vocal advocate against colonoscopy fear.