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2022 May 18

Br J Anaesth

Association between long-term opioid use and cancer risk in patients with chronic pain: a propensity score-matched cohort study.


Whether long-term opioid use is an independent risk factor for cancer progression remains unclear. Therefore, we conducted a propensity score-matched population-based cohort study to compare cancer incidence between patients with chronic pain with and without opioid use.