| | friend has cancer...suggestions for me?
got a friend (co-worker) with cancer. to date they've gone through radiation therapy (both external and radioactive seeds placed internally), but w/out much luck. though they haven't told me, i suspect the next step is chemo, which is something they've expressed no interest in. this is the deal though. there are times i get the feeling that they want to talk about this, but they only beat around the topic. i don't know if i should bring it up or pursue the topic further when they bring it up. i've told them that it's ok to vent; doing so is not a weakness and is understandable. this has been going on for quite a while now, but i'm confused about my role. of course they must feel confusion, anger, emptiness, and i suspect the list goes on and on. in any case, do you have any suggestions?