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Over 10% Of People Who Survive Cancer Surgery Become Dependent On Opioids

News | December 13, 2017

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About 10.4% of people who survive cancer surgery become dependent on opioids. Patients who also underwent chemotherapy as part of their cancer treatment had a 15% to 21% prevalence rate for opioid dependence. These figures surpass the 6% to 8% of patients who develop persistent opioid use after undergoing non-cancer medical procedures. These findings were…

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