I am 21. My mom just died of colon & liver cancer this November. It was an awful thing to go through. She was my best friend and the greatest mom ever. Cancer is something you never realize how bad it is til you go through it with someone you love. My mom was completely healthy and only 50. In less than a year she found out she had colon cancer, had 2 surgeries, had to get a colonostomy bag, had numerous different treatments (chemo & others), had to get procit shots and blood work weekly for low blood counts, and went to 90 lbs. from about only 113 to begin with, her bilirubin level skyrocketed and her liver quit functioning, and then she died. It was a roller coaster. Every day it seemed like we got more bad news. My mom never wanted to know all the details or a time frame b/c she didn't want to lose her hope. She had very strong faith in God and put all her trust in him. The only thing I can tell you is everyone's experience is different. Some better than others. We didn't get one good news report ever in the year which was hard to stay positive. Anyway I hope your friend comes through all of this ok. Keep her positive and be there for her. There are miracles. She will need you as a friend to be there. Chemo makes people extremely weak. My mom never stayed in bed for anything and after having cancer she could only go somewhere for an hour or two without being exhausted. Many of her friends abandoned her b/c I think they didn't want to have to watch her fade away and everyone thought she would make it through. So don't ever not go see her b/c it is hard on you. Trust me it will be, but do it anyway. She needs you. Keep me posted.
In Christ's Love,