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, Lymphoma

Latest by Bethany Kandel

Metastatic Breast Cancer Support Resources

Whether you are looking for emotional support or statistics and other information, there is help available to you. Check out these organizations and websites for metastatic breast cancer treatment information, emotional support, and resources for self-care and empowerment.

How Cervical Cancer Taught a Mom the Importance of HPV Vaccination

When Sylvia had her children vaccinated against the human papillomavirus (HPV) at the advice of her pediatrician, she didn’t fully understand the significance. Then, she found out she had the virus herself.

Colorectal Cancer Magazine Features Colorectal Cancer Survivors

The magazine from The Colon Club replaces a popular calendar that featured colon cancer survivors.

What Questions Should You Ask Your Doctor About Bladder Cancer?

Want a list of things to ask your doctor about bladder cancer? Here's a collection of questions plus answers, ranging from what treatment options are available to if surgery will impact your ability to have sex.

Cervical Cancer Support Options, Online and Off

Where can you or your loved ones go to find helpful resources related to cervical cancer? Check out these websites and organizations offering support, education, and camaraderie.

How Do You Tell Your Family Members You Have the BRCA1, 2 Genetic Mutation?

You thought finding out you had the BRCA1 or 2 gene mutation was tough – but now you have to tell your family members they might be at risk for it, too. Experts give advice on what to tell them when.

How to Emotionally Handle the BRCA1 or BRCA2 Gene Mutation

A genetic counselor shares how to manage the weight of discovering the genetic mutation that can predispose people to breast or ovarian cancer.

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.