Charleston Native Launches New Online Store, Cancer Shop USA

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The First and Only Patient Requested- Doctor Approved On-Line Store to Offer Products to Help with the side effects of Chemo and Radiation co- created by Charleston Native

Dr. Melanie Bone and Susan Harrison co-creators of Cancer Shop USA.

We offer more than 300 specialty products and pride ourselves on offering one-of-a-kind items not normally found elsewhere,” said Harrison. “The product line is extremely practical and appropriate, making excellent gifts for patients and caregivers.

Cancer Shop USA, the first and only patient requested, doctor approved on-line store to offer products to help patients with the side effects of chemo and radiation was co-created by Susan Harrison, Charleston native and longtime resident with family ties to the Charleston medical community.

Harrison, born at Medical University South Carolina, was raised in Charleston, graduated from Garrett High School in 1977 and earned a Bachelor of Arts in political science in 1981 from the College of Charleston.

Cancer Shops USA, created by both Harrison and Dr. Melanie Bone went “live” earlier this year and has been a “huge success,” said Susan Harrison, Cancer Shop USA President. Harrison’s partner, Dr. Bone, an OB/GYN, FACOG, and board certified gynecologist fully supported such a resource for cancer patients after going through treatments when diagnosed with Stage III breast cancer in 2000.    

“I was barely 40 years old with 4 children under the age of 6 when I underwent a bilateral mastectomy with reconstruction, 6 months of chemotherapy, and 6 weeks of radiation,” said Bone. “I learned firsthand about the side effects of cancer treatment. I was too sick to work so I spent time thinking about how to make the cancer experience easier for future cancer patients.”

According to both Harrison and Bone, Cancer Shop USA is a unique on-line store for all cancer needs. From clothing to mouth care products and radiation burn creams to nutritional supplements and densely-caloric food items, Cancer Shop USA strives to be the “leader in comfort care” for patients, family, and friends.

“We offer more than 300 specialty products and pride ourselves on offering one-of-a-kind items not normally found elsewhere,” said Harrison. “The product line is extremely practical and appropriate, making excellent gifts for patients and caregivers.”

Cancer Shop USA also provides a myriad of clinical information on care giving tips and inspirational quotes from survivors, basically a ‘go to’ resource for cancer-related questions.

A portion of the sales from Cancer Shop USA is donated to ‘The Cancer Sensibility Foundation,’ whose mission is: To encourage a sensible approach to cancer and promote a new perception of the disease as treatable and often curable; and also to educate the public about cancer etiquette and provide support to cancer patients, families, and friends.

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