Late-stage colorectal, breast cancer diagnoses increase after start of COVID-19 pandemic

The percentage of patients presenting with late-stage breast and colorectal cancers increased between 2019 and 2020 at Moores Cancer Center at University of California San Diego Health, according to data published in JAMA Network Open.Researchers additionally observed a decrease in early-stage presentation of these cancer types during the same period.“We decided to look into data of breast and colon cancer stages at presentation at our institution since we noticed, anecdotally, that many patients were canceling or postponing procedures, such as colonoscopies,” Jade Z. Zhou, MD,Read More

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