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All About You helps patients feel a little more like themselves
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Mary Smith gets set to display a wig inside the All About You shop inside the Longstreet Cancer Center. The shop specializes in post-mastectomy products, compression garments, wigs and other related accessories. - photo by Scott Rogers

During the chaos of a diagnosis, doctor’s appointments and treatments, feeling good is often lost. 

All About You steps in to help those affected by breast cancer.

All About You

When: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday, noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday

Where: 725 Jesse Jewell Parkway SE, Gainesville 

More info: 770-297-5633

“This provides them with wigs, bras and prosthetics to bring them back to some sense of normalcy so that they feel more comfortable in their clothing and around others,” said Mary Smith, manager of All About You.

The shop, located at the Longstreet Cancer Center in Gainesville, sells a variety of products and is open to the community.

“We are here and ready to help,” Smith said. “Whether they are getting treatment here or elsewhere, and regardless of where they travel, we serve all Northeast Georgia counties, not just Hall County and not just Longstreet patients.”

The wigs for sale are not custom made but are high quality synthetic wigs, Smith said.

The shop also has turbans, scarves, wraps and hairpieces, swimwear and swim forms, nonmetallic deodorant, oncology shampoo and skin care products and compression therapy products such as sleeves, gloves and stockings.

“We also have compression garments that are used for various reasons; lymphedema being one, which is the swelling in the arms that ladies sometimes have after they have had breast surgery and have lymph nodes removed,” Smith said.

All About You employs a certified fitter by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Perodorthics specially trained to fit bras, breast forms and wigs, as well as compression therapy products.

“We can schedule appointments if they require a fitting, or they can come in; everything is totally private. We do our fittings here in the shop,” Smith said. “If the garments, or whatever the patient chooses or needs at the time, are here then they can take them that day, if not we can get them ordered, and we usually get them in a week.”

She encourages patients to make an appointment.

All About You files insurance, according to Smith, who said “if those insurance benefits are not available, then there are other options for them, and we will explain those to them if they have that need.’

To schedule a private consultation or inquire further about products and services available at All About You, 725 Jesse Jewell Parkway SE, call Smith at 770-297-5633.

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