Second Act grew from a passion of
wanting to ease the challenges faced by individuals living
with cancer. The founder, Pattie Cagney Sheehan, lost her
father, Jack, to pancreatic cancer when he was only 55 years
old. Many years later her mother Tess, then age 80, was
diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Pattie watched both her parents
struggle to maintain their dignity while never losing their
sense of self, or sense of humor. When Tess died two years
later Pattie realized the time had come for her second act;
helping cancer survivors face the second act of their lives
She left behind a 25-year career in advertising and marketing
to open Second Act, the only fully accredited mastectomy
boutique in downtown Chicago that offers wigs and post-surgery
bras and prostheses in one location.
3020 North Lincoln Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60657
Phone: 773.525.2228 (2ACT)
Fax: 773.348.2228 (2ACT)
We work by appointment so we can provide you with the
individual attention you deserve.
Please call 773-525-2228 to schedule your appointment
Second Act is
downtown Chicago’s only accredited cancer recovery boutique
carrying wigs, post-breast surgery
garments and prostheses in stock, ready for the woman to take
home upon completing her visit.
At Second Act we
recognize the emotional and physical trauma a person
experiences when diagnosed with cancer. We also know that
recovering from surgery or completing chemotherapy or
radiation treatment is not the end of your need for assistance
to maintain your self-confidence and positive self-image.
Whether you have been recently diagnosed or have been living
with cancer for many years, we provide the products to help
you present your best self.
Wigs and hair
pieces as well as a range of hats, turbans, pre-tied scarves
and other fun colorful fashion choices.
fashion camisoles worn home from the hospital immediately
worn while the surgery site is healing (usually 6 – 8 weeks)
in a range of styles, all with pockets to hold the
prosthesis securely in place.
women who have had mastectomies as well as breast conserving
the woman will wear in a pocketed, mastectomy bra.
forms that adhere to the chest wall and don't require a
www.secondactchicago.com to see
many of the products Second Act carries.
You can also learn from our pre-visit information and a
robust Resources page with many cancer related topics and
Pattie is available to speak to your group or do an in-service
call to introduce herself, tell you
a little more about Second Act and show you some of
the items available. You can reach her at
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