Hi Jen, welcome to the site. For me "beneficial" means what was helpful, or I liked. That would be several things, friends, relatives just calling, saying hi how are you, can I do anything. I had competitors in my business ask me if they could do anything to help. That was nice. My most cherished posession from that time, is an afghan my mother made for me when I was getting treatment. I was cold all the time, so she made it for me to lay on the couch and nap, and be warm. I use it today when I nap. I lost Mom 2 years ago, to lung cancer, and dad 3 years ago, to prostate cancer.
I hope your doing well.