Bethany Kandel

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 Breast Cancer Freebies, where she helps patients/survivors find free wigs, hats, and other resources to help them thrive. Find her on Twitter @cancerfreebies.

Latest Articles by Bethany Kandel

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Men's Health

How to Get Your Guy to Go to the Doctor

Does sending your spouse to the M.D. feel like pulling teeth? Here are some expert tactics that might work.

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Colon Cancer

Top Resources for Colon Cancer Support

If you’ve been diagnosed with colon cancer, here’s how to find support, emotional and otherwise, and other resources.

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Crohn's Disease

How to Cope When IBD Is Part of the Family

Here’s how to lean on each other to get through the physical and emotional aspects of Crohn’s.

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Multiple Sclerosis

What I Wish I’d Known: Patient to Patient Advice About MS

Veteran MS patients share their invaluable knowledge on treatment plans, finding a community, handling flares and so much more.

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Breast Cancer

9 Things Not to Say to Someone Diagnosed With MBC

Words have the power to heal or hurt. Here, women with metastatic breast cancer help us break down the difference.

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Breast Cancer

10 Ways to Be a #BreastCancerThriver

Many with metastatic breast cancer will never get to "ring the bell" at their oncologist's office, signifying the end of treatment. But that's not stopping these thrivers from living their best lives!

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Psoriatic Arthritis

What Does Psoriatic Arthritis Feel Like?

Psoriatic arthritis isn't just sore joints. Real people share their real experience with this often invisible condition.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

What to Expect at Your First Post-COVID Doc Visit

Spoiler alert: Things will look different. Here’s what hospitals and offices are doing—and you can, too—for a smooth and safe experience.