Empowerment in the treatment of fatigue in breast cancer patients

Dwi Prihatin Era, Ratna Sitorus, Yati Afiyanti

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This review aimed at providing a summary of a collection of literature that covers breast cancer and related phenomena, namely fatigue and the disruption of self-esteem and body image that can occur when a cancer diagnosis is given. As the most common symptom reported by survivors, fatigue is a unique personal symptom that burdened survivors, a consequence as well as an antecedent. Fatigue in cancer is caused by disease processes as well as treatment side effects and becomes a serious problem compared to pain and nausea due to limited physical function, and psychological and social welfare. Facing the problem of fatigue, and poor self-esteem and body image in nursing science contributes to the empowerment of survivors; this is achieved through nursing processes and is a standard that can be used to solve fatigue problems.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere0411
JournalRussian Open Medical Journal
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2021


  • Body image
  • Breast cancer
  • Empowerment
  • Fatigue
  • Nursing
  • Self-esteem


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