A patient at risk for colorectal cancer is receiving education about lifestyle choices. The nurse should emphasize which of the following modifiable risk factors to colorectal cancer?


• An important modifiable risk factor is diet. Dietary recommendations include consuming less saturated fat and salt and eating a variety of colorful fruits and vegetables.

• Age, ethnicity and family history are not modifiable risk factors. Greater than 75% of colon cancer occurs in people with little or no genetic risk.

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