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Chronic pain strongest in black female cancer survivors

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Chronic pain in cancer survivors is more prevalent in women and more severe in black people, according to a study by the University of Michigan.

The researchers found that 20% of the 199 cancer survivors they surveyed experienced chronic pain related to their condition, and 43% had experienced pain since diagnosis that affected their quality of life.

Women were found to experience more pain than men, while black people experienced more pain interference and disability related to cancer survivorship.

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