Barriers to Colorectal Cancer Screening and Surveillance in Homeless Patients: A Case Report and Policy Recommendations

Ann Surg Open. 2022 Sep;3(3):e183. doi: 10.1097/AS9.0000000000000183. Epub 2022 Aug 2.


Patients experiencing homelessness face significant barriers to screening and treatment for colorectal cancer, leading to worse outcomes. In this perspective, we use an exemplar patient case to highlight potential policy solutions for reducing this health care disparity by increasing access to early detection and treatment in this population.