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

Cancer in the Family Genes: Telling Your Kids

Shannon Pulaski wrote a book drawn from her experience telling her children about the BRCA gene mutation which put her at high risk for breast cancer. Here she shares her tips for talking to kids about this difficult topic.

Metastatic Breast Cancer: Leaving a Legacy

Having metastatic cancer is a time to live to the fullest, continue making memories, and create a legacy for the loved ones you’ll leave behind.

Friendships Are Forged In Cancer Treatment

Cancer patients find buddies, exchange advice, and share encouragement with a community of fellow patients in the treatment room.

Want to Raise Awareness for Head and Neck Cancer? Here’s How

Here are some ways to spread education about this group of cancers, including social media campaigns and other resources.

Tips for Metastatic Breast Cancer Support

Looking for treatment information, emotional support, or other help with metastatic breast cancer? Here's how to find it.

One Mother's Journey With Cervical Cancer

Sylvia, a cervical cancer survivor, shares the story of her diagnosis, treatment, and why she advocates other women get the HPV vaccine and regular pap tests.

Colon Cancer Survivors Become Calendar Models

Check out the new edition of “The Colondar," The Colon Club's calendar that features photos of young colon cancer survivors, scars and all.

What to Ask Your Doctor About Bladder Cancer

This collection of bladder cancer questions and answers can help you ask the right questions at your next doctor's appointment.

Need Help With Cervical Cancer?

If you or your loved ones are struggling after a cervical cancer diagnosis, check out these websites and organizations offering education and support.

Breaking the News of Hereditary Cancer Risk

Learning you have a high cancer risk gene mutation is hard enough. Here's how to tell your family they might be at risk too.