Colorectal cancer diagnoses dropped by 40% during pandemic

Colorectal cancer diagnoses dropped by 40% during pandemic

Amid lockdowns, many countries implemented a suspension of routine surveillance for colorectal cancer, resulting in fewer diagnoses in older patients with more complications, according to a presentation during UEG Week Virtual.“We conclude that compared to the pre-pandemic period, the COVID pandemic was associated with a 40.4% decrease in the number of colorectal cancers diagnosed in a year’s time,” Maria J. Domper Arnal, of the Lozano Blesa University Hospital in Spain, said during a press conference. “Patients diagnosed of colorectal cancer during the pandemic periodRead More

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