Rectal Bleeding

Colon Cancer Screening Options


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 Options2020-10-01T16:51:08-04:00

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. It's an unfortunate reminder that colon cancer, like so many other diseases, disproportionately affects African Americans. Even if you're Black Panther. Many people are still unfamiliar with the specifics of this disease: What causes it? Who is at risk? What signs should I be looking for? How can I stave off colon cancer? I returned to Sway's Universe on Sirius XM and spoke with Kelly [...]

Sway’s Universe: Warning Signs of Colon Cancer and Risks2020-09-24T17:03:15-04:00

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

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


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”?2019-02-05T20:26:50-05:00
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