Hey guys, My dad is currently on Suboxone, and has been for awhile now, he is managing well on it, but recently he found out that he has colon cancer. I wanted to post this information because I found it particularly interesting, and kind of sad. His doctors have informed him that he's going to need to go through Suboxone detox before he can have the surgery, that he really needs to get done. It seems that patients taking higher dose of buprenorphine, trade name Suboxone or Subutex, become tolerant to the effects of opioids, and due to the opioid antagonist qualities, require special consideration during surgical procedures or when treated for painful medical conditions. I felt like this is something that you all would appreciate being aware of ahead of time. I'm certainly not telling anyone not to take any medications, or giving medical advice, but you should be aware that at certain doses your doctors may require this of you before surgery takes place.