Recent Blogs & Articles
What are colon polyps, and are all polyps cancerous?
You go in for your routine colonoscopy. While there, your doctor mentions that they found some polyps. But what exactly are polyps, and are they normal or dangerous? Colon polyps are small growths of tissue [...]
5 Warning Signs & Symptoms of Colon Cancer
What is colon cancer? Colon cancer is the presence of cancerous tumors in the large intestine, the final part of the digestive tract. Colon cancer usually begins with the development of precancerous polyps in the [...]
Dr. Lynn O’Connor in the News: Pre-Workout Supplements and Alcohol
“Alcohol is a diuretic which causes dehydration, and as dehydration is intensified after working out from sweat, alcohol can further dehydrate you.” One of the best ways to stay healthy and to relieve stress is [...]
Sway’s Universe: Warning Signs of Colon Cancer and Risks
"We’ve got to educate ourselves, educate our families, educate our community, and sometimes you need to educate your doctor." The death of Chadwick Boseman has left a lasting impact on the African American community. [...]
Dr. Lynn O’Connor in the News: Chadwick Boseman and colon cancer
"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 [...]
Dr. Lynn O’Connor in the News: Colon cancer took Chadwick Boseman’s life.
"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 [...]
Colon Cancer Screening Could Save Your Life
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 [...]
Rising Colon Cancer Rates in Younger People
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 [...]
What to Expect at Your Colonoscopy Consultation
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 [...]
Is rectal bleeding normal?
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 [...]
Why do I have anal pain?
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 [...]
Why am I constipated?
Sometimes, constipation is more than just a simple digestive problem. In this video, Dr. Lynn M. O'Connor talks about some of the reasons that you might have constipation. Dr. Lynn M. O’Connor [...]