Cancer treatment is a very strange thing. The purported cures come with a whole host of side effects that I'm convinced are not fully understood by anyone.
I know a woman who was travelling abroad to celebrate the end of treatment. One day, she noticed that her treated breast had turned brown.
On her return home, she consulted her radiation oncologist, who insisted that this change could not have been brougth on by treatment.
She raised the subject with an alternative practiotioner, who said, "Don't ask your doctors. Ask other women."
The next time her support group met, this women mentioned what had happened to her breast. Four of the twelve women in the group had experienced the same thing. None had told their doctors.
Brown breasts, blistered skin, blackened toenails and bald heads.
Sometimes I think we haven't come that far since the days when people were treated with leeches.