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2022 May 23


New persistent opioid use among adolescents and young adults with sarcoma.


Beauchemin MP, Raghunathan RR, Accordino MK, Cogan JC, Kahn JM, Wright JD, Hershman DL
Cancer. 2022 May 23.
PMID: 35599575.


Adolescents and young adults (AYA) with sarcoma experience both acute and chronic pain related to their disease and treatment. Studies in older adults have reported a high risk of persistent opioid use after cancer therapy among previously opioid-naive patients; however, few studies have evaluated posttreatment opioid use among AYAs. This article describes patterns of new persistent opioid use among AYAs in the year after treatment for sarcoma.