Impact of COVID pandemic on colorectal cancer

Haitham A. Saimeh


It is highly recommended to set a clear methodology of how physicians should follow up with colorectal cancer patients during the pandemic restrictions. Patients could be followed remotely, for their health condition to be stably monitored.


COVID, Pandemic, Colorectal cancer, Impact of COVID

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