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.
- Body image
- Breast cancer