American International Journal of Social Science

ISSN 2325-4149(Print), ISSN 2325-4165(Online) DIO: 10.30845/aijss

Psychosocial Burden of Cervical Cancer Treatment at the Joliot Curie Institute of Dakar, Senegal
Mory DIALLO, Abdou GNING, Sara Daniele DIENG, Cheikh Ibrahima NIANG, Ahmadou DEM

Cervical cancer is a high incidence disease in Senegal. Its management is problematic. The objective of this article is to analyze the psychosocial burden of cervical cancer patients. Patients were recruited from the Joliot Curie Institute of Dakar. Semi-structured interviews were used to address patient/caregiver communication, the relationship between caregivers and patients, and the experience of the disease within the family and the community. The results show that some patients have difficulty coping with their illness in the family and community, and others have conflicting relationships with their caregivers and hosts. This is a huge psychosocial burden for patients.

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