What Cancer
Can and Can't do
NEWS
Look for Early Signs of Thyroid Cancer, Experts Ur ...
SATURDAY, Sept. 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Cases of thyroid cancer are on the rise in the United States, and experts want you to know how ...more
No Short-Term Cancer Risk From Recalled Heart Med ...
THURSDAY, Sept. 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- People who took recalled blood pressure drugs containing a carcinogen do not appear to have a m ...more
Cancer Advances Rely on U.S. Funding: Report
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Almost two dozen new cancer treatments received U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval in ...more
View All 
HV Cancer Resources - Replacement Headwear - National Back   
Susan's Special Needs
800-497-7005
Susan.SusansSpecialNeeds@gmail.com.
susansspecialneeds.com
I am an oncology nurse and breast cancer survivor. I was diagnosed in 1992 and elected to have a mastectomy and full course of chemotherapy. It was a strange experience finding myself on the other side of the fence. I had been working with cancer patients my entire career. I quickly discovered the trials experienced with the initial diagnosis and ensuing treatment. My entire family was engaged and we all worked together to get through this period.

As typically experienced I lost my hair and went into menopause during chemotherapy. I was surprised to find how few products were available for women undergoing chemotherapy and radiation treatment. I found a local designer to create hats that I could wear in my normal activities. I received so many positive comments that I offered these hats to boutiques across the country.

This new journey that began with the heart wrenching diagnosis of breast cancer has led me and my family to a whole new direction. I now have a business helping women undergoing chemotherapy,radiation treatment and recently became a menopause practitioner. I combine my nursing skills with my breast cancer experience to give back and provide support for other women with special needs.

My store, Susan’s Special Needs, carries a wide range of products including more than 2,000 wigs, turbans, hats, many different styles of breast forms, bras and swimsuits with mastectomy pockets and a line of products to accommodate the needs of women experiencing menopause. We have pajamas, tank tops and lounging wear for hot flashes, a line of skin care products designed by a group of oncologists to meet the needs of women undergoing chemotherapy and radiation treatment, non-metallic deodorant and specially formulated shampoo.

I love the opportunity to give back and to be there to help others during a very difficult period in their life.
 
EVENTS
9/21/2018 Creative Arts Workshops
9/22/2018 Living with Aplastic Anemia, MDS, or PNH
9/24/2018 National Educational Webinar For Women With Ovarian Cancer
9/24/2018 Coping Skills Workshop Series For Caregivers
View All
Blog
Doctor-patient relationships would die without this one thing
1/19/2018
The Flu Vaccine Does Not Cause the Flu
10/26/2017
View All
App of the week
Stupid Cancer Peer to Peer App ...
Stupid Cancer's mobile app connects you to a network of peers who understand what you're going through. They've been there, too. You have a right to  ...more
Download
     
facebook