Opinions on opioid policies for U.S. cancer patients 2018, by cancer experience

Percentage of U.S. adults that supported select prescription opioid policies for cancer patients in 2018, by cancer experience*

Opinions on opioid policies for U.S. cancer patients 2018, by cancer experience This statistic shows the percentage of U.S. adults that had select opinions on prescription opioid use among cancer patients as of 2018, by personal cancer experience. According to the survey, 63 percent of those that had/have cancer said that the benefits of using prescription opioids to manage cancer pain outweigh the risks of potentially becoming addicted.
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Percentage of U.S. adults that supported select prescription opioid policies for cancer patients in 2018, by cancer experience*

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Any new rules and regulations that would make prescription opioids harder to obtain should not be applicable to cancer patientsThe benefits of using prescription opioids to manage cancer pain outweighs the risks of potentially becoming addicted
Total73%69%
Have/had cancer69%63%
Family member/loved one had cancer74%66%
Caregiver79%75%
No cancer experience71%68%
Any new rules and regulations that would make prescription opioids harder to obtain should not be applicable to cancer patientsThe benefits of using prescription opioids to manage cancer pain outweighs the risks of potentially becoming addicted
Total73%69%
Have/had cancer69%63%
Family member/loved one had cancer74%66%
Caregiver79%75%
No cancer experience71%68%
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This statistic shows the percentage of U.S. adults that had select opinions on prescription opioid use among cancer patients as of 2018, by personal cancer experience. According to the survey, 63 percent of those that had/have cancer said that the benefits of using prescription opioids to manage cancer pain outweigh the risks of potentially becoming addicted.
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