Olivia Molly Rogers recently underwent a colonoscopy after having a bowel cancer scare.
And now the former Miss Universe Australia, 31, has shared a health update after discovering a worrying genetic condition.
She reassured her Instagram followers she is ‘in the clear’, but was told she has familial adenomatous polyposis, which means she will need an annual colonoscopy to remain cancer-free.
‘I got my results back from the biopsy (from my colonoscopy last week) and I’m in the clear,’ she explained in her lengthy post.
‘I am so relieved and grateful. I’ve been anxiously waiting all week trying not to overthink what could have been.’
Olivia Molly Rogers, 31, (pictured) recently had a bowel cancer scare which saw her take a trip to the hospital last week to undergo a colonoscopy
She continued: ‘Turns out I have polyposis and I will need to have yearly colonoscopies for the foreseeable future, as it significantly increases my risk of developing bowel cancer.
‘It is just something I need to stay on top of and I am grateful to be able to do so.’
According to Mayo Clinic, polyposis is a rare condition caused by a gene defect with most patients inheriting the gene from a parent.
However, the former Miss Universe Australia reassured her Instagram followers she is ‘in the clear’ on Friday when she shared a health update
About 25-30% of people with the diagnosis develop the condition spontaneously.
Polyposis causes extra tissue (polyps) to form in your large intestine (colon) and rectum.
It can also occur in the upper gastrointestinal tract, especially the upper part of your small intestine (duodenum).
Nevertheless, the model was informed she has familial adenomatous polyposis which means she will likely need an annual colonoscopy to remain cancer free
If untreated, the polyps in the colon and rectum are likely to become cancerous when you are in your 40s.
Most people with polyposis eventually need surgery to remove the large intestine to prevent cancer.
It’s not the first time Olivia has had to receive a colonoscopy due to health issues, with the beauty posting about her first experience last year.
She opened up about her first experience ‘because it’s a bit of a taboo topic when I think it really shouldn’t be’.