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Helping Patients through Cancer Treatment - Oncology

Cancer treatment can be a long and scary journey, but one boutique is offering patients products to make the journey a little more comfortable. Retail Associate Pamela McCrone works at Cookie’s Place at the Regional Cancer Center. She says cancer patients are often overwhelmed when they come to the center. “The gals come in many times a little shaky many, many times, not knowing what to expect. Hopefully, we do provide a service for them and they walk out feeling whole again.” McCrone says her goal is to help patients find solace when they walk into Cookie’s Place. “It was started by Cookie Needle who is a cancer patient herself, who has passed away. She started the boutique years ago before the cancer center was open. She kind of started a process for ladies for makeup, hair, and wigs.” Filled with essential oils, soaps, and gifts, many might mistake Cookie’s Place for a gift shop. But Pamela says it offers patients with so much more. “It’s a medical boutique, not just gifts.” Cookies Place is filled with hats, scarves, bathing suits, even a lending library so patients can check out books to help them through their treatment. “Anything that we could do to help our patients, like massage, the oils, wigs, and prosthetics are big volume,” said McCrone. Patients undergoing chemotherapy can also browse through the wide selection of wigs. The associates are trained to help patients find the right prosthetics that will work for them. “It is, to me, a phenomenon. I just am amazed at what they have provided for the patients,” said McCrone. A variety of services and products that offer patients hope and comfort through their cancer treatment. View More Health Matters video segments at LeeHealth.org/Healthmatters/ Lee Health in Fort Myers, FL is the largest network of health care facilities in Southwest Florida and is highly respected for its expertise, innovation and quality of care. For more than 100 years, we’ve been providing our community with personalized preventative health services and primary care to highly specialized care services and robotic assisted surgeries. Lee Health - Caring People. Inspiring Care. Visit LeeHealth.org