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Chemotherapy for a Patient with SUD
Mr. Y. is a 45-year-old male who recently was diagnosed with extensive-stage small cell lung cancer (SCLC) and struggles with severe and ongoing substance use disorder (SUD) and regularly takes heroin. He presented to his oncologist, who offered him aggressive chemotherapy with the hope of stabilizing the terminal disease, potentially for months. The oncologist also referred Mr. Y. to an outpatient Suboxone® clinic to address his ongoing SUD.