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Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in the United States and is the leading cause of cancer death overall. Most colorectal cancers occur sporadically; however, 5% to 10% are caused by hereditary cancer predisposition syndromes, the most common being Lynch syndrome. A thorough personal and family history can help raise the level of suspicion for Lynch syndrome. Knowing the risk factors for Lynch syndrome and the availability of genetic counseling/testing services is very important for these patients.
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Cristina Polinsky, MS, CGC; Rachael Brandt, MS, CGC; Rosemarie Tucci, RN, MSN, AOCN and Terri McHugh, DO, reported no financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CE activity.
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Fiona J. Shannon, MHS, FNP; Phyllis Arn Zimmer, MN, FNP, FAAN; Joyce Pagan; Kristen Childress, DNP, FNP and Connie Morrison-Hoogstede, MN, ANP, AOCNP, reported no financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CE activity.
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CE for Nurses
This continuing nursing education activity is provided by the Nurse Practitioner Healthcare Foundation (NPHF).
NPHF is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
This educational activity for 0.75 contact hours is provided by The Nurse Practitioner Healthcare Foundation.
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