Katie Couric took Jimmy Kimmel to get a colonoscopy for his 50th birthday! Katie went and got one done after her husband Jay Monahan died of colon cancer.
My father had colon cancer, as has my mom. Actually, my mom is a 4x colon cancer survivor! She's the strongest lady I know. However, my parents waited to get screened and so the treatments were tougher on them. I learn from my parents' mistake of waiting too long and got mine done when I turned 40. Most people can start when they turn 50 but if it runs in your family you should start getting a colonoscopy by the time you turn 40.
Just like Katie says in the video in the end you end up saying, "Was that it?" That's what it was like to me and I was nervous, too! The worst part of it was drinking a bunch of that lemonade tasting kinda "prep" as they call it. You get well acquainted with your toilet (sorry for the graphic detail). Next time I'll be a lot more relaxed, which should be like 5 years. If you're nervous about it I would be more nervous about waiting. Don't wait like my parents did. Please, get yourself checked out. It's the most important thing you will ever do in your life.