Percentage of U.S. adults with cancer that had ever discussed select treatments for symptom management with their doctor as of 2018
Doctor suggested treatments for cancer symptoms among U.S. cancer patients 2018
This statistic shows the percentage of U.S. adults with cancer that had discussed select treatment options with their doctor for the management of their cancer symptoms as of 2018. According to the survey, 27 percent of respondents had discussed prescription opioid use with their doctor.
Percentage of U.S. adults with cancer that had ever discussed select treatments for symptom management with their doctor as of 2018
Percentage of respondents
Over the counter pain relievers30%
Prescription opioids27%
Vitamins/minerals/herbs15%
Physical therapy or massage11%
Antidepresssants10%
Steroids8%
Medical marijuana7%
Meditation7%
Acupuncture4%
None of these45%
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Doctor suggested treatments for cancer symptoms among U.S. cancer patients 2018
This statistic shows the percentage of U.S. adults with cancer that had discussed select treatment options with their doctor for the management of their cancer symptoms as of 2018. According to the survey, 27 percent of respondents had discussed prescription opioid use with their doctor.
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