Bethany Kandel

Health Writer

Bethany Kandel is a New York-based journalist, health writer, and author. Her articles have appeared in dozens of national publications and websites, including The New York Times, Prevention, Good Housekeeping, and Woman’s Day. After a breast cancer diagnosis, she began writing about the subject. She created www.BreastCancerFreebies.com, where she helps patients/survivors find free wigs, hats, and other resources to help them thrive. Find her on Twitter @cancerfreebies.

Conditions Covered:Breast Cancer, Cervical Cancer, Colon Cancer, Head & Neck Cancer

Latest by Bethany Kandel

Are You A Previvor?

Are you someone who has not yet survived a cancer diagnosis but might some day? If so, here are words, along with helpful tips, to describe just what a previvor is.

Here’s Where You Can Get Support for Head and Neck Cancer

If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with head and neck cancer, get to know these websites and organizations that can help.

Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma: Where to Find Support

There is a whole world of support out there to help you every step of the way when you have non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL). Resources include the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and the Lymphoma Research Foundation.

Non-Hodgkin's: How to Care for Your Caregiver

Your caregiver is everything. Here are tips on helping them through providing you with care, including resources for their own care.

Top Resources for Colon Cancer Support

Whether you are looking for emotional support or statistics and other information, there is help available to you.

Women Break New Ground in Cancer Science

Two scientists discuss the importance of women in STEM careers and a new therapy for lymphoma treatment.

How to Talk to Your Kids About Your Cancer

These tips can help you start the conversation with your children about your cancer diagnosis in an honest, gentle way.

From Caregiver to Accepting Care: How I Learned to Accept Help as a Breast Cancer Patient

Bethany Kandel had to learn how to be a patient after being a caregiver following her breast cancer diagnosis. She shares tips for the role reversal.

To Test or Not to Test: One Woman’s Decision About Breast Cancer Genetic Testing

A breast cancer survivor discusses her decision to not do genetic testing for cancer – right now. Why has she decided to hold off?

One Woman’s Story: How Friends Can Help You on Your Cancer Journey

Having support can make all the difference in cancer survivorship, including help you cope and laugh.