Screening delays due to SARS-CoV-2 could increase advanced CRC cases

Delays in colorectal cancer screening due to the cessation of colonoscopies during the COVID-19 pandemic could increase advanced cases and even mortality if the delay stretches beyond 1 year, according to study results.
Luigi Ricciardiello, MD, from the department of medical and surgical sciences at the University of Bologna in Italy, and colleagues wrote that screening programs have been limited since the start of the pandemic, and they wanted to determine what impact that might have on outcomes.
“Recent data highlighted the detrimental effects on mortality of delaying diagnosis in

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