By heatherericksonauthor.comThe Erickson Family

Facing Cancer as a Friend

Facing Cancer as a Friend

Facing Cancer as a Friend

Midwest Independent

Publishers Association

Winner of the 2020 Silver MIPA Award in the Cancer Category

A Message of Hope

When doctors diagnosed my husband with stage IV lung cancer in 2012, we asked, how could that happen to us? My husband lived a healthy lifestyle. He had never smoked. Our kids were so young. Yet, it was already terminal.

One of the hardest things was the reactions from some of our friends. Some of them said hurtful things. Others just disappeared.

In the years since then, we’ve learned a lot about why that happens. It isn’t because people don’t care. It’s because they often don’t know what to say or do and they are uncomfortable with this inability to help.

I’ve written extensively about living with cancer to give my readers information that we had to gain the hard way. Facing Cancer as a Friend is for anyone who wants to make the lives of someone going through a life-altering diagnosis easier. Even caregivers and patients will benefit from the ideas in this book.

Read my books, share them, and be changed by their message of hope.

Praise For Facing Cancer as A Friend

“I love your book and have read it twice. I also have forwarded the information to the Oncology Department at our hospital so they can pass the information on to their patients to buy the book. They liked it very much and look forward to the next one.”


It’s a great read if you know of anyone who has cancer or a cancer victim’s caregiver. She has a great Christian insight into what questions to ask, answers to questions, gifts for the cancer person and caregivers, a lot of thoughtful ideas to help you get through each day. It brought me some peace of mind.”


More Reasons to Buy Facing Cancer as a Friend

“Facing Cancer as a Friend is one of the most practical and helpful guides for walking beside someone facing cancer that I have read. As someone who has several friends that have recently faced this horrendous disease, I frequently read blog articles detailing “How to help” or “What not to say” or, more importantly, “What TO say to someone facing cancer.” I love that this book takes all of those articles I’ve read (along with a whole lot more information!!) and puts them all in one place for easy reference and ideas.

In addition, Heather had many new ideas that I had not seen before which allow me many additional ways to bless someone facing a serious illness. What I especially appreciate is her emphasizing that ALL help is appreciated – and her encouragement for the reader to use his/her particular favorites and gifts to help out.


“Jam-Packed With Practical Advice!”

“This book is jam-packed with practical advice for anyone who has a friend with cancer. Heather tells you from personal experience: what to say or not to say, how to help, handle visits and phone calls, practical gift-giving ideas, and much more. And if there’s anything you’re still wondering about, she invites you to send questions directly to her via e-mail. This book is a must-read for anyone who has a friend with cancer.”


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