CRC screening delays due to COVID-19 most severely impact those aged at least 65 years

Data showed that colorectal cancer screening delays of 1 to 2 years because of the COVID-19 pandemic had minimal impact on individuals aged 50 to 60 years, whereas these delays had pronounced impact on those aged 65 years and older.Further, rescue strategies such as fecal immunochemical testing (FIT) and extended-age CRC screening could help alleviate some of these pandemic-related delays, according to the study.“Colorectal cancer screening between ages 50 to 75 is a United States Preventive Services Task Force Grade A recommendation,” Soham Sinha, MS, a research assistant inRead More

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