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New Friendships Are Born in the Cancer Treatment Room

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Women holding hands in a hospital room.
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Girl with cancer meeting with a friend.
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Meeting a “Comrade in Treatment”


friends laughing and hugging
Dario Valenzuela

Eager to See My Hospital Friend


close up of woman's hands getting chemo
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Family and Loved Ones Sometimes Can't Be There


Woman visiting her friend in the hospital.
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Volunteer Buddies: Companionship During Treatment


woman with head scarf talking to senior woman, smiling
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Buddies Make Treatment Day Better


bald woman laughing with friend
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Metastatic Cancer Patients Need Buddies for the Long Haul


two friends getting ready to box
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A Forever Buddy for a Forever Fighter


Blowing confetti.
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Celebrating Life in the Chemo Room


Friends with cancer laughing.
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Friends Beyond Treatment


Bethany Kandel

Bethany Kandel

@cancerfreebies

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.