Women who undergo mastectomy and breast reconstruction surgeries are at risk of becoming persistent users of opioids or sedative-hypnotic medications, according to new research conducted in the US and presented at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium. “It raises a flag across the board as something that maybe should be a routine thing that we ...
Mastectomy associated with risk of opioid dependence
By Dave Levitan
16 Dec 2020