Colon Cancer Screening Could Save Your Life

2020-09-10T19:11:25+00:00

The key to fighting colorectal cancer is catching it early. Screening is the best way to find signs of cancer in your body. Scheduling and preparing for a colonoscopy can seem intimidating or maybe even scary, but it's nothing to be afraid of! Putting off a colon screening can do you more harm than good. In this video, Dr. O'Connor discusses the importance of colon cancer screening from her conversation on BlackDoctor.org with Nurse Alice Benjamin and Dr. Scott Metcalfe from Bravo's Married to Medicine. https://youtu.be/SIOuNA8wQqk   Transcription Dr. Lynn O'Connor: You want to get it early on, and [...]

Colon Cancer Screening Could Save Your Life2020-09-10T19:11:25+00:00

Rising Colon Cancer Rates in Younger People

2020-09-10T19:11:17+00:00

50,000 people will die from colorectal cancer in 2020. 11% of those patients will be under the age of 50. One of the biggest reasons rates are rising? Symptoms are being ignored. Actor Chadwick Boseman was diagnosed with colon cancer at just 39 years old, which unfortunately led to his death 4 years later. In this video from Dr. O'Connor's conversation on BlackDoctor.org with Nurse Alice Benjamin and Dr. Scott Metcalfe from Bravo's Married to Medicine, she discusses the recent spike in younger colorectal cancer patients and possible symptoms to look out for. https://youtu.be/r-tW2IRE4G8   Transcription Dr. Lynn O'Connor: [...]

Rising Colon Cancer Rates in Younger People2020-09-10T19:11:17+00:00

Dr. Lynn O’Connor in the News: Why is my Poop Green or Black?

2020-07-24T15:04:26+00:00

As a colorectal surgeon, my patients often ask me about what they should be aware of when it comes to bowel movements. One question I'm often asked is, "Is it normal for my poop to be a different color?"  The truth is, poop can come in come in many different shapes and colors! It's not necessarily a bad thing for your stools to appear green or black. Your diet is a big factor that affects the color of your poop. Green foods like leafy greens, matcha, avocados and herbs can cause your poop to appear a green color. This is [...]

Dr. Lynn O’Connor in the News: Why is my Poop Green or Black?2020-07-24T15:04:26+00:00

A Message to My Patients: CRSNY During COVID-19

2020-07-24T15:06:11+00:00

Dear Patient:   We hope you are doing well and staying safe in these uncertain times.  We at Colon & Rectal Surgery of New York wanted to reach out to you directly to reassure you that we do remain open to treat our patients.  We have also taken the necessary measures and precautions to ensure that all patients and staff members are able to come to the office safely while continuing to practice social distancing.  We have limited the number of patients who will be allowed in the office at any given time, facilitating the opportunity to have a solo [...]

A Message to My Patients: CRSNY During COVID-192020-07-24T15:06:11+00:00

CFN Live: Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and Staying Safe During the Coronavirus Outbreak

2020-03-19T15:07:16+00:00

I’m passionate about educating and caring for my patients. The best way to prevent any type of disease is to arm oneself with information and to act early.  I recently appeared on The Catholic Network’s CFN Live with Colleen McVey. In my interview, I talked about how to take active measures when it comes to preventing colorectal cancer and preventing the spread of COVID-19.  Watch my interview with Colleen here starting at 4:48.  https://vimeopro.com/user98187253/catholic-faith-network-cfn/video/397317838?fbclid=iwar2mgfbfby64rc5nu5_dkupkzwuqzgdureklj4vbssxves5caznmgupmtgc   Since March is National Colorectal Awareness Month, it’s the perfect time to raise awareness and take action toward prevention. The good news about colorectal [...]

CFN Live: Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and Staying Safe During the Coronavirus Outbreak2020-03-19T15:07:16+00:00

Radio Interview: Colon Facts & Cancer Risks

2020-02-25T15:17:40+00:00

When it comes to colon cancer, 30 is the new 50. When people think of colon cancer, they often think of it as something that affects people older than the age of 50. That’s not necessarily the case anymore. Researchers predict that there will be roughly 97,000 new cases of colon cancer in 2018, and 43,000 new cases of rectal cancer. The most startling part? More than 13,500 of those people will be under the age of 50. […]

Radio Interview: Colon Facts & Cancer Risks2020-02-25T15:17:40+00:00

Warning Signs of Colon Cancer: How Do I Know If Things Aren’t Normal “Down There”?

2019-02-05T20:26:50+00:00

Colorectal cancer is one of the most common types of cancer. With an estimated 135,430 new cases diagnosed in 2017. It is also the second most deadly cancer in the United States, causing 50,260 deaths last year. The chances of colon-cancer survival is higher the sooner it can be detected. Regular testing can reduce the risk of colon cancer, while staying aware of symptoms and risk factors is also important. Here are eight symptoms of colon cancer that you should not ignore. […]

Warning Signs of Colon Cancer: How Do I Know If Things Aren’t Normal “Down There”?2019-02-05T20:26:50+00:00

National Colon Cancer Awareness Month: How to Recognize Warning Signs & Risk Factors

2019-02-05T20:25:51+00:00

March is National Colon Cancer Awareness Month. As the third most common cancer in the United States, it’s time we start talking about the signs and symptoms of colon cancer, and ways you can prevent yourself from becoming a statistic. […]

National Colon Cancer Awareness Month: How to Recognize Warning Signs & Risk Factors2019-02-05T20:25:51+00:00
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