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Boutique for cancer patients opens new E. Texas location


The Women's Health Boutique has been helping women who have cancer for decades. For 25 years, the Longview-based company has been a perfect fit for women going through chemotherapy or dealing with physical loss due to cancer.

The Women's Health Boutique held a grand opening Tuesday for their new location located at 605 N. 6th Street near Good Shepherd Hospital in Longview. Vicki Jones and her sister Seleta Lovell have been making women feel whole again since 1988.

"We fit women with breast prosthesis after they've had breast cancer, wigs and turbans for women that have hair loss due to chemotherapy or radiation, or difficult to manage hair, or just want to look pretty," said Jones.

The sisters have many happy customers who will attest to that fact like Darlene Nelson, a cancer survivor since 1984.

"I could not make it without this place. They are the most wonderful people, and I love them all. It's like my husband says: they're like family," Nelson revealed.

She's not the only Women's Health Boutique customer in the family.

"The support hose that a doctor prescribed for me...I wear them every day to keep my legs and feet from swelling. I walk better. It's like putting a spring in your step," said Darlene Nelson's husband, James. 

James had a blood clot in his leg and the hose control swelling and blood flow.

"You tell a man about something like that; oh no, I can't wear hose but I do. They're a little hard to put on, but it's like a miracle when you wear them," James added.

One of the only complaints customers had about the boutique was its location- too much traffic. So they moved to a quieter spot, but you couldn't tell that at today's ribbon-cutting.

"I love what I do and it's definitely a passion for me and all of my employees to meet the special health care needs of women," said Jones.

And some men, too.

"Anything you need, they have it and they're nice people," Darlene concluded.

Vicki Jones and her sister Seleta Lovell started the company after their mother, Billie Dortch, lost her battle with cancer. They wanted to treat cancer victims with respect and sensitivity and help them with their needs.

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