Increased comorbidities linked to decreased colorectal cancer screening

Increased comorbidities linked to decreased colorectal cancer screening

Patients with five or more comorbidities were less likely to receive screening for colorectal cancer, according to research published in the Journal of Osteopathic Medicine.“Screening has been identied as an efcient way to reduce CRC morbidity and mortality, with a large U.S. study noting that an increase in screening adherence of roughly 40% corresponded with a 52% reduction in cancer mortality,” Benjamin Greiner, DO, MPH, department of internal medicine at The University of Texas Medical Branch, and colleagues wrote. “Therefore, further research is warranted to understandRead More

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