A thought leader in cancer surgery aftercare, Pattie Cagney Sheehan, Certified Mastectomy Fitter and Owner of Second Act Cancer Recovery Boutique, has appeared on CBS-2 News “Your Chicago”, NBC-5 Morning News, Univision, the NBC podcast “Better Health”, Live with Dr. Sandy on, CAN-TV Hotline, Blog Talk Radio’s Hope for the Journey, the Healing Circle on, and Milner Broadcasting. She has appeared in Cancer Fighters Thrive, the official publication of Cancer Treatment Centers of America, the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times and Today’s Chicago Woman magazine. She has also been featured on the Campaign for Better Healthcare website, the Chicagoland Chamber and the US Chamber of Commerce websites.

Here are some of those interviews with important information for women currently undergoing treatment for cancer, as well as for long-term cancer survivors.

In this new video, Completing the Circle of Care, you will see and hear about the products and services available to help breast cancer patients and survivors navigate the world of post-breast surgery. In just under 4 minutes, you will learn about the benefits of working with a Certified Mastectomy Fitter who, in addition to fitting prostheses and mastectomy bras, may also assist with wigs, compression garments and more.


CBS-2 News “Your Chicago” with Kate Sullivan and a tour of Second Act Cancer Recovery Boutique.

CAN-TV Hotline and an interview with Dr. Sandy Goldberg, Executive Director of A Silver Lining Foundation.

NBC-5 News with Kim Vatis and a fashion show featuring actual breast cancer survivors

Chicago Wolves Honor Pattie Cagney Sheehan as a Hometown Hero

A Silver Lining Foundation selected Sheehan as their Hometown Hero for her support of ASLF.
Sheehan was honored by the Chicago Wolves of the American Hockey League at their home game on October 26, 2019.


As an entrepreneur all of your life experiences play a role. Here is the story of how I ended up where I am today. I hope you find it entertaining and enlightening. Next Act for Women Reinventing Themselves in Midlife.

The Campaign for Better Healthcare presents important facts about how the Affordable Care Act affects women and small business owners.

On “Hope for the Journey” Yvonne Ortega conducts a moving interview about facing the breast cancer journey and coming out healthy and triumphant. Listen now.


WBBM-AM Newsradio 780 features Second Act

On its segment Made In Chicago in November 2019, WBBM-AM radio featured Second Act and the work we do to support breast cancer patients and survivors. Click here to listen:

Second Act Welcomes IL Senator Tammy Duckworth

Newsradio 780 WBBM featured a story on Senator Tammy Duckworth’s visit to Second Act on October 8, 2019. Senator Duckworth is lead sponsor of senate bill S. 562, the Breast Cancer Survivor Equity Act that would require Medicare to pay for custom breast prostheses for breast cancer patients and survivors. Click here to listen:

Magazines, Newspapers and Books

“Cancer Fighters Thrive”, the official magazine of Cancer Treatment Centers of America, offers advice to chemotherapy patients on important points to consider when buying a wig. Read the full article here. Read the full article here.

“Chicago Tribune” Healthcare article, “The Road Back” is a frank discussion about what women face after breast cancer surgery. Read the full article here.

“Chicago Sun-Times” article, “Post Breast Surgery Products and Care” explains what is available for breast cancer patients and survivors. Read the full article here.

“Chicago Sun-Times” article, “What to Expect During Your Mastectomy Fitting” walks the reader through the process of visiting a cancer recovery boutique such as Second Act. Read the full article here.

Here’s what Pattie Cagney Sheehan had to say to her “scrappy 20-year-old self” about career and life in the e-book “Words of Wisdom from Kick-Ass Women.” Read the full article here.

In addition to Pattie, the book includes quotes and advice from Mary Ann Ahern of NBC5 News, former US Representative, Melissa Bean, and 28 other notable women in business, philanthropy, education and service organizations. The resulting insights are not only beautifully illustrated but provide inspiration to a new generation of female leaders. Created by CBD Marketing, a woman-owned marketing agency in the heart of Chicago, “Words of Wisdom from Kick-Ass Women” celebrates CBD’s 25th anniversary and is free for sharing. Here’s the link: