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THE IMPACT OF PRODUCTIVITY AND NON-MEDICAL COSTS IN CERVICAL CANCER PATIENT AT SANGLAH GENERAL HOSPITAL DENPASAR (Case Report)

A. Sumandari , K. Suwiyoga, R. Noviyani

A. Sumandari
Department of Pharmacy, Faculty of Mathematics and Sciences, Udayana University. Email: asumandari@gmail.com

K. Suwiyoga
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine, Udayana University Bali − Indonesia

R. Noviyani
Department of Pharmacy, Faculty of Mathematics and Sciences, Udayana University
Online First: July 18, 2015 | Cite this Article
Sumandari, A., Suwiyoga, K., Noviyani, R. 2015. THE IMPACT OF PRODUCTIVITY AND NON-MEDICAL COSTS IN CERVICAL CANCER PATIENT AT SANGLAH GENERAL HOSPITAL DENPASAR (Case Report). Indonesia Journal of Biomedical Science 9(2). DOI:10.15562/ijbs.v9i2.19


Cervical cancer is a malignant disease with high prevalence rate in the world. One of the therapies are often given as a therapy for the cervical cancer patients in advanced stage is chemotherapy. Chemotherapy in cervical cancer patients takes a long time and requires high cost therapy. We report case of the woman who had diagnosted advanced stage of cervical cancer. Patients were given 6 series of chemotherapy, however during chemotherapy until 3 series, the patient was burdened by productivity and non-medical costs. This caused, patient decided not to continue further chemotherapy and choose alternative treatments i.e. drinking medicinal herbs as the treatment of the disease.

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