Recently, a co worker asked me how she could help her friend who was going through cancer surgery and treatment.  And I gave her a few suggestions...like being a good listener, making a meal, taking her pet for walks, and giving her some small gifts like socks and moisturizers for starters.  But here is an even more complete list...and I agree with all the suggestions:

http://healthyliving.msn.com/diseases/breast-cancer/22-ways-to-help-a-friend-with-breast-cancer#22