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EP 888B Expert Ways to Help Prevent Colorectal Cancer

Summary: Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer—and it's striking people younger and younger.
Air Date: 5/1/18
Duration: 16:51
Host: Michael Roizen, MD
Guest Bio: Lynn O’Connor, MD
Dr. Lynn O’Connor is a highly respected colorectal surgeon. Her mission is to provide her clients with the foremost treatment, technology and information related to preventive public health issues and colon and rectal health. She is outspoken about declining health patterns due to lack of exercise, growing obesity and the increase in colon cancer among the U.S. female population. Dr. O'Connor is the Director of the Women’s Colorectal Care Program, at ProHealth Care Associates. Dr. O’Connor lectures nationally on advanced techniques related to colorectal therapeutic considerations. She has not only excelled in academia, but she's garnered many honors and awards throughout the years, making her an influential leader in colorectal medicine.
    EP 888B Expert Ways to Help Prevent Colorectal Cancer
    Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer—and it's striking people younger and younger.

    So, why is there a rise in early cases?

    Dr. Lynn O'Connor explains the top risk factors that can increase your odds (like a poor diet and lack of exercise) and how to avoid them. Also, learn when it's time to see a doctor about a change in your bowel habits, including bloody stools.

    Find out at what age you should get a colonoscopy and how your race can affect that number.

    Plus, get the answer to the most common question she hears—how many times should you poop per day?
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