In 2004, 32-year-old Jodi hadn't been feeling well and wasn't sure what was causing her discomfort—until she saw Dr. Oz go inside the human body on the show
. "He was discussing colon and bowel problems," Jodi says. "I remember freezing in fear as Dr. Oz seemed to be discussing my symptoms word for word—diarrhea, bleeding, weight loss and fatigue."
Jodi was so stunned she says she actually had to leave the room. "I knew at that point that I needed to do something," she says.
She immediately called her doctor, demanded a specialist and scheduled a colonoscopy. "Sure enough, the test found a massive tumor, and I was diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer," she says.