Last week I attended two business courses and spoke to lots of people from the local area. When I was asked what line of business I was in and I mentioned my experience of cancer and support services I offer, several people said that they have close friends who are currently going through cancer, and although they want to be a support to their friend, they sometimes struggle with what to say. My advice from first hand experience is that when you are diagnosed with cancer your whole life changes. Home life revolves around hospital visits and horrible treatments, so the last thing you need is all of your family and friends always focusing on you and the cancer. You need a bit of normality in your life, a bit of juicy gossip, yes and to have something to smile about. I kept working through my treatment and that was my bit of sanity in an insane situation. Your friend knows you are there for them if they need you, but try to keep things as normal as possible.