Men’s Health

37-Year Old Colorectal Cancer Patient

2021-04-13T16:53:37+00:00

  Video courtesy of Catholic Health When 37-year old Dan first visited me with complaints of rectal bleeding, I suggested he get a colonoscopy due to his family medical history. Sure enough, I discovered a mass and promptly removed it during surgery. Unfortunately, it's not that uncommon to see someone like Dan checking for colorectal cancer anymore. Cases of colorectal cancer in patients under age 50 are continuing to rise. Dan didn't think someone his age needed a colonoscopy - he couldn't have colon cancer this young. Now, Dan is doing well. He has peace of mind knowing [...]

37-Year Old Colorectal Cancer Patient2021-04-13T16:53:37+00:00

Dr. Lynn O’Connor in the News: Chadwick Boseman and colon cancer

2020-09-17T19:28:08+00:00

"The vast amount of colorectal cancers are still seen in older patients. Young-onset colorectal cancer patients face significant challenges as their symptoms are sometimes misdiagnosed." 11% of colon cancer diagnoses and 18% of rectal cancer diagnoses occur in those under 50. That's a disheartening statistic. According to the Colorectal Cancer Alliance, a staggering 82% of young-onset colorectal cancer patients were misdiagnosed. Gareth Cattermole/ Getty Images As more and more younger patients are diagnosed with colon cancer, like actor Chadwick Boseman, spreading awareness about the disease is crucial. When a patient develops colon cancer, it's often because symptoms are ignored. Colon cancer [...]

Dr. Lynn O’Connor in the News: Chadwick Boseman and colon cancer2020-09-17T19:28:08+00:00

Dr. Lynn O’Connor in the News: Colon cancer took Chadwick Boseman’s life.

2020-09-11T21:09:52+00:00

"We lost a real hero. And there are a lot more cases out there." Just like the rest of the world, I was completely shocked to learn that Chadwick Boseman had passed away from colon cancer. Emma McIntyre / Getty Images for MTV file It was a devastating loss for the Black community, especially- the characters he played on screen celebrated Black excellence and served as a role model to so many. Unfortunately, rates of colorectal cancer among young people have been continuing to rise over the past fewer years. It's why the American Cancer Society has now [...]

Dr. Lynn O’Connor in the News: Colon cancer took Chadwick Boseman’s life.2020-09-11T21:09:52+00:00

Dr. O’Connor Inspires Healthy Lifestyle Changes During National Men’s Health Week

2019-02-05T20:13:18+00:00

We all have important men in our lives: dads, grandpas, sons, brothers, partners, uncles, friends. The most important thing about these men? Their health and well-being, because we want them around for a long and healthy life. This is why there is a whole week focused on the health of all the important men in our lives. […]

Dr. O’Connor Inspires Healthy Lifestyle Changes During National Men’s Health Week2019-02-05T20:13:18+00:00
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