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Disease-related needs of black patients with cervical cancer

I. Treadwell
Curationis | Vol 15, No 1 | a350 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/curationis.v15i1.350 | © 1992 I. Treadwell | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 26 September 1992 | Published: 26 September 1992

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I. Treadwell,, South Africa

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Abstract

The high incidence of cervical cancer amongst South African black women is complicated by late presentation for treatment as well as by misconceptions and ignorance which adversely affect the quality of their lives. The aim of the research was to determine the disease-related needs of patients suffering from cervical cancer which would serve as a basis for planning on providing for these needs. Needs for the following were identified:
• Education on early detection in the community.
• Education on nutrition and hygiene.
• Information on and assistance in obtaining financial relief by means of subsidised transport and disability pensions.

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