Delayed colonoscopy linked with higher risk for CRC

Delayed colonoscopy after an abnormal stool-based screening test was associated with increased risk for colorectal cancer, according to study results.Samir Gupta, MD, from the Veterans’ Affairs San Diego Healthcare System, one of the co-authors of the study, said in a press release that patients and even some primary care providers do not understand how important that follow-up colonoscopy can be.“Some patients and providers even explain these results incorrectly, attributing abnormal results to hemorrhoids, something that was eaten, or other problems,” he said in theRead More

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