Substance use disorder varies among survivors depending on type of cancer

Substance use disorders are more prevalent among survivors of certain types of cancer, according to study results published in JAMA Oncology.
Roughly 4% of cancer survivors had substance use disorders (SUDs), but they occurred significantly more in individuals with esophageal and gastric cancers and head and neck cancers. Those with cervical cancer or melanomas also had moderately higher rates.
“Among people diagnosed with certain types of cancers — like cervical and head and neck cancers — the estimated prevalence of SUD is similar to those of medical comorbidities like

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