Breast Cancer

10 Ways to Be a #BreastCancerThriver

senior woman blowing seeds off of dandelion
Rodolfo Quevenco

Cancer patient putting in earrings
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Terlisa Sheppard
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Stop to Smell the Roses (or at Least Take Pictures of Them)

Karla Baptiste
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Do What You Love and Love What You Do

Rock climbing women high fiving each other

Don't Be Afraid…of Anything

Kelly Shanahan
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Be an Agent for Change

Women laughing together

Find Your People

Natalie Fluharty
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Start New Traditions

Sandra Spivey
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Keep Moving

Woman grieving

Allow Yourself to Grieve

Tami Eagle
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Make Each Day Meaningful

Woman on a cruise

Go on a Cruise (Really!)

Bethany Kandel

Bethany Kandel


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.