The Weekly: Colonoscopies during pandemic, Zantac recall and more

Published on April 3, 2020

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Colonoscopies during coronavirus pandemic: When a screening may be necessary

THURSDAY, April 2 (Fox News)—The coronavirus epidemic in the U.S. has many Americans putting a pause on regular life, embracing the new “normal” that is social distancing and remaining home-bound. But the epidemic has also delayed important medical-related screenings, as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has urged patients to delay any elective surgeries or procedures at this time.

Affected by such recommendations are routine colonoscopies, which the American Cancer Society recommends every 10 years for those 45 years of age or older who are considered at an “average risk” of developing colorectal cancer.

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