What Cancer
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New findings on type 2 diabetes and colorectal can ...
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FDA Considers Lowering Nicotine Levels in Cigarett ...
THURSDAY, March 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- In an unprecedented move, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday said it plans to cu ...more
Study Confirms Lifesaving Value of Colonoscopy
WEDNESDAY, March 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A large study has confirmed what many public health experts have long believed: Colonoscopy sa ...more
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Susan's Special Needs
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.
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