Welcometo the forum JQ. This is truly a devastating period of your life. I know so well the feelings of powerlessness and frustration that you will be going thru as I lost my husband to the big C two and a half years ago. Alex was a gifted osteopath and I am a clinical nutritionist and still we couldn't save him although he lived some 8 years after 'the lump' was noticed in his neck.
JQ, no one can say how long you friend might have on this earth. So many factors are individual. Genetics, previous quality of life, the drugs your friend is on. The will to live may or may not play a part, and prayer may or may not also play a part.
My Alex went so very unexpectedly with a massive hemorrhage. For me, finally, I was able to be grateful he went this way, although I will always say it was 20 years too soon. He actually saw patients the whole week and the day he died. No lying helplessly in bed waiting for death for him. If he could or would have said, he worked with his passion until the day he died.
I would always recommend some one work towards the best quality of life they can in any situation.
Although it is relatively easy for me to say, remove all chemicals and toxins and eat loads of organic fresh fruits and vegetables, if a person’s cancer is so advanced as your friends' seems to be, I would be inclined to suggest, let the patient have what they want in order to give them as much comfort and pleasure at this time of life. If this means a couple of glasses of wine every day so be it.
You could indeed supplement the diet with raw whole fruit and vegetable organic smoothies, made with coconut cream/milk. Home made chicken soup (organic if you can) made with lots of parsley and celery.
The problem arising from these suggestions is that unless the food is organic you may well be pumping even more chemicals and residue pesticides into the body.
You will probably see that your friend will lose a great deal of weight. In layman's terms this is the cancer destroying the body. A high calorie diet will be the best, although you will find the patient actually won't want to eat as much as they use to.
Adding coconut cream to as much food as possible has two benefits. It is antimicrobial and is high in calories. Even if your friend has not started to lose weight I would add it now as a small insurance. Add to smoothies and soups and any deserts you can.
Chicken soup – you can blend this up so that there is a high proportion of protein in the meal. Adding coconut cream for additional liquid which is also an excellent quality fat and gives a dose of natural antimicrobial support is a bonus.
Alex had boxes and boxes and boxes of information on cancer cures. And he went to Mexico and Sydney for treatment to no avail. Did it extend his life? We will never know. The stress of raising the money and travelling was devastating and caused a whole another layer of stress. In my eyes there is no one thing as a cancer cure. There may be a multiple of tweaks and changes to a lifestyle that can enhance the probability of living a decent life for a few + years.
You are no doubt asking what supplements? LEF has a protocol for supporting the immune system. In many ways it depends how much money you can spend. I would most definitely look at LEF's liver support asap.
Wishing you both all the best.