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What to Eat After Colon Surgery

2020-10-01T18:09:26+00:00

What types of foods should you eat after recovering from colon surgery? Your body goes through a lot during surgery, so the recovery period is important. Your body needs to heal. Soft foods that are easy to digest and swallow are going to be the best for after surgery. Foods that help boost your immune system are also great for recovery. Probiotics, which help restore your gut flora, can be helpful for after surgery. You can buy probiotics as a supplement or you can get it naturally from foods like yogurt. In this video, Dr. O'Connor discusses after-surgery diet and [...]

What to Eat After Colon Surgery2020-10-01T18:09:26+00:00

Colon Cancer Screening Options

2020-10-01T16:51:08+00:00

There are several types of screening tests for colorectal cancer. The most common and most effective is colonoscopy. But at-home screening tests like Cologuard and fecal occult blood tests have risen during the age of the coronavirus. Each test comes with their own advantages and disadvantages, so it's good to know about what each test does. There's no best test for any person. Whatever screening option you choose, it's important to know how to properly prepare and administer these test so you are getting accurate results. The best screening is one that gets done. Talk to your doctor to figure [...]

Colon Cancer Screening Options2020-10-01T16:51:08+00:00

Colon Cancer Risk Factors and Disparities

2020-10-01T16:05:04+00:00

Many lifestyle-related risk factors can raise your chances of developing colon cancer. While some people who get the disease may not have any of the risk factors, it's important to be aware of them. Certain racial backgrounds, like African Americans, are more at risk to develop the disease. African Americans are disproportionately burdened by cancer in general, and colorectal cancer is no exception. According to the American Cancer Society, African Americans are about 20% more likely to get colorectal cancer and about 40% more likely to die from it than most other groups. The reason behind this usually stems from [...]

Colon Cancer Risk Factors and Disparities2020-10-01T16:05:04+00:00

Treating a Colon Cancer Diagnosis

2020-10-01T17:21:39+00:00

After you're diagnosed with colon cancer, what comes next? Receiving a cancer diagnosis can be incredibly hard to take. It can be overwhelming to think about your next steps. What comes next? Do I need surgery right away? How will my colon cancer be treated? Is chemotherapy my only option for treatment? It's natural to have questions about how to tackle a colon cancer diagnosis. In this video, Dr. O'Connor explains the process of treating colon cancer from her conversation with Nurse Alice Benjamin and Dr. Scott Metcalfe. https://youtu.be/ew724eRBxCI   Transcription  Dr. Lynn O'Connor: You get to the point where [...]

Treating a Colon Cancer Diagnosis2020-10-01T17:21:39+00:00

Who Is At Risk For Colon Cancer?

2020-09-14T21:11:31+00:00

How do you know if you're at risk for colon cancer? There are a number of risk factors that contribute to developing colon cancer. It's well known that your risk increases with age, but with younger and younger patients developing the disease, lifestyle factors and family history also come into play. But, family history and pre-existing conditions aren't always to blame when it comes to colon cancer. From her conversation on BlackDoctor.org with Nurse Alice Benjamin and Dr. Scott Metcalfe from Bravo's Married to Medicine, Dr. O'Connor discusses how your family history and other factors can increase your risk for [...]

Who Is At Risk For Colon Cancer?2020-09-14T21:11:31+00:00

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

What to Expect at Your Colonoscopy Consultation

2019-02-05T19:56:57+00:00

In this video, Dr. Lynn M. O'Connor shares what to expect during a consultation about a colonoscopy. Dr. Lynn M. O’Connor dedicates her practice to providing the foremost treatment, technology, and information related to preventive public health issues and colon and rectal health. An outstanding surgeon and health advocate, Dr. O’Connor is also the Director of the Women’s Colorectal Care Program for ProHEALTH Care Associates in the Greater New York City area. Click HERE to contact Dr. O’Connor’s office, or to schedule an appointment. This blog pro­vides gen­eral infor­ma­tion and dis­cus­sion about health, med­i­cine, and related sub­jects. [...]

What to Expect at Your Colonoscopy Consultation2019-02-05T19:56:57+00:00

Is rectal bleeding normal?

2019-02-05T19:57:25+00:00

Patients often tell Dr. Lynn M. O'Connor that there is a little blood in their stool. Is this normal? Learn about what this could mean in this video. Dr. Lynn M. O’Connor dedicates her practice to providing the foremost treatment, technology, and information related to preventive public health issues and colon and rectal health. An outstanding surgeon and health advocate, Dr. O’Connor is also the Director of the Women’s Colorectal Care Program for ProHEALTH Care Associates in the Greater New York City area. Click HERE to contact Dr. O’Connor’s office, or to schedule an appointment. This blog [...]

Is rectal bleeding normal?2019-02-05T19:57:25+00:00

Why do I have anal pain?

2019-02-05T19:57:47+00:00

Does it hurt for you to sit down for long periods of time, or when using the restroom? These could be signs of a bigger problem. Dr. Lynn M. O’Connor dedicates her practice to providing the foremost treatment, technology, and information related to preventive public health issues and colon and rectal health. An outstanding surgeon and health advocate, Dr. O’Connor is also the Director of the Women’s Colorectal Care Program for ProHEALTH Care Associates in the Greater New York City area. Click HERE to contact Dr. O’Connor’s office, or to schedule an appointment. This blog pro­vides gen­eral [...]

Why do I have anal pain?2019-02-05T19:57:47+00:00
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