Practical Grace: How To Be a Friend to Someone with Cancer (Part 3)

Practical Grace: How To Be a Friend to Someone with Cancer (Part 3)

Scripture tells us that “they will know us by our love.” When a loved one goes through a trial, we have an opportunity to show them the love of Christ by being a present help and support.

When a friend, family member, or loved one receives a diagnosis of cancer, it can be uncomfortable. Often people fear saying or doing the wrong thing.

What should you say? What should you do?

In part 3 of the Practical Grace series, I’m sharing what IS helpful to say and do when a friend or loved one is diagnosed with cancer. Read more for 18 tips for how to be a friend to someone with cancer.

How To Support Someone with Cancer

How To Support Someone with Cancer

When someone you care about has been diagnosed with cancer, it’s natural to want to jump in and help. When my husband was diagnosed with cancer multiple times, and most recently, when I received a diagnosis, people wanted to know what they could do to help. Even as I walked through it, I had other friends who were also walking a similar road and my husband and I desired to help.

Jesus gave us the commandment, “…Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other. Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples” (John 13:34-35). You may be wondering how to support someone with cancer or how to show love to a friend who is going through a difficult trial, like treatment for cancer?

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