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« on: October 26, 2006, 02:41:33 PM »
In the episode where Rose revealed that she had cancer, did she reveal what kind of cancer that it was?  Any chance that it was her x-ray in 3x04?

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Re: Question from: MachThree
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2006, 07:16:51 PM »
Actually, Rose never says the word "cancer" in the whole episode (S.O.S.), or any since.  It was just infered from the fact that she talks about a terminal illness and the word "remission" (which almost always refers to cancer, but occasionally some chronic autoimmune and infectious diseases).

What's actually said:

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ROSE: Bernard, I'm dying. I'm sick, and I'm dying. I've been in remission for the last couple of years. But now it's back and this time it's not going away. My doctor says I have about a year -- maybe a little longer.

I suppose anything could be possible for the Lost writers to write in, but if they are medically accurate, it's probably not Rose's.  Mostly because Jack is a doctor used to reading X-rays, and experienced docs and radiology technicians can tell a woman from a man by the breast shadow, which shows up in a standard CXR.