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

Caring for a COVID-19 Patient

2020-07-24T15:08:58+00:00

These are very scary and uncertain times. We have no idea of when the end of this is in sight. When will things get back to some semblance of normalcy? When will many of us get back to work? Will it be safe to even go back to work?  Will schools and day camps open back up? How will I feed and care for myself and my family? There are so many questions with little answers. It appears that we are in this for the long haul. Which means staying diligent in our effort to protect ourselves and our families, [...]

Caring for a COVID-19 Patient2020-07-24T15:08:58+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

New Section Chief for Colon & Rectal Surgery Named at Two Catholic Health Services Hospitals

2020-02-14T15:55:18+00:00

Rockville Centre, NY and Bethpage, NY — December 18, 2019 — Mercy Medical Center and St. Joseph Hospital, both members of Catholic Health Services, have named Lynn O’Connor, M.D. section chief of colon and rectal surgery. Dr. O’Connor brings over 20 years of experience to the Nassau County hospitals, garnering many honors and awards throughout her career. Each year, over 1,500 men and over 1,500 women in New York State die from colorectal cancer*. Fortunately, most colon cancers are preventable through lifestyle changes and the removal of precancerous polyps through screening. “Dr. O’Connor fills an important need at both [...]

New Section Chief for Colon & Rectal Surgery Named at Two Catholic Health Services Hospitals2020-02-14T15:55:18+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
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