Women experience with newly diagnosed cervical cancer in Indonesia

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Introduction: Patients with cervical cancer in the early period of diagnosis (0–3 months) often show denial, thus leaving the patient less cooperative with the treatment plan. Objective: This study aims to identity the acceptance response whose diagnosed cervical cancer. Method: This study is qualitative research study with phenomenological approach. Sampling was conducted by purposive sampling with a sample size of 12 participants. Data were collected using semi-structured in-depth interviews. Thematic analysis was performed using Collaizi steps. Result: The themes that emerged were formulated based on the participants’ answers to interview questions and field notes during the interview process. This research produces 7 (seven) themes: responsibility, efforts to seek treatment, support, source of information, commitment, obstacles, and hope. Conclusion: The emotional stability of cervical cancer patients was fluctuated and the feelings of loss occurred repeatedly even after reaching the acceptance state. Good self-adjustment enhance respondent's acceptance of their disease and bringing new hope for their life, so cervical cancer patients will have a positive expectation in his life. The role of health workers is important in the adjustment of early-diagnosed patients with cervical cancer by providing health education and consultation services related to the condition of the illness.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)160-167
Number of pages8
JournalMedecine Palliative
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2020


  • Acceptance response
  • Cancer du col de l'utérus
  • Cervical cancer
  • Diagnostiqué précocement
  • Early-diagnosed
  • Réponse d'acceptation


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