SNHH Surgeon Explains Colorectal Cancer Signs and Risk During Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month


Southern New Hampshire Health surgeon John Flannery, Jr., MD, FACS, FASCRS, provides expert commentary on colorectal cancer with a SolutionHealth Your Wellness Solution Podcast. Timed with Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month in March, Dr. Flannery explains symptoms, screening options and treatments.
Dr. Flannery shares, “If screened early, the cancer is detected early. Again, 80% to 90% of those patients can be cured. And that translates to probably 40,000 or more lives that could be saved annually through screening and early detection. When cancers are detected late, stage III or stage IV, the cure rate drops to 50% or less.”
The full podcast and transcript are available online. Dr. Flannery can take interviews upon request to provide additional information as we raise awareness throughout the month of March.
Dr. Flannery earned his MD at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. His general surgery residency was completed at the University of North Carolina, including a final year as Chief Resident in Surgery. While a surgical resident, Dr. Flannery was awarded a prestigious Resident Research Scholarship from the American College of Surgeons and spent two years as a Research Fellow at Massachusetts General Hospital. His research has been published and presented both nationally and internationally.

Dr. Flannery acquired additional specialty training during a fellowship in colorectal surgery at Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Hospital. He spent six years in practice in Atlanta before joining Colon & Rectal Surgery of New England, at Southern New Hampshire Health. Dr. Flannery is double board certified in Colorectal Surgery and General Surgery. He has been elected as a fellow in both the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons and the American College of Surgeons.

Posted: 3/8/2023