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"I'd have been here sooner if it hadn't been for early detection."
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"I'm afraid we'll have no chance of curing your husband until we find out why he changed into a banana."
Tags:hospital, hospitals, medical, medicine, doctor, doctors, nurse, patient, patients, health, health care, healthcare, transformation, transformations, rare disease, rare diseases, disease, diseases, banana, bananas, husband, husbands, wife, wives, couple, couples, marriage, marriages, married life, cure, cures, curing, treatment, treatments, diagnosis, diagnoses, ill, illness, sick, sickness, fantasy, strange, unusual
'A rare skin disease, but there are pills for that!'
"Actually, this is the one condition your insurance does cover."
'It's something so rare, Google doesn't know.'
'It's very rare. We don't even have a colored ribbon for it yet.'
'Your disease is so rare, there hasn't even been a TV drug ad for it yet.'
"I'm referring you to an old gypsy woman."
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'I checked our database. Your disease is so rare, there hasn't been a single telathon for it.'
"We'd like to start out being very involved with you but eventually be drawn away to much more interesting cases down the hall."
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"I'm afraid you've had a paradigm shift."
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"You have a condition whose name is very hard to remember."
"Usually, after the full moon, I turn back."
Tags:wolfman, wolf man, movie monster, movie monsters, monster, monsters, full moon, full moons, symptom, symptoms, doctor, doctors, checkup, checkups, doctor's appointment, doctor's appointments, diagnosis, diagnoses, tricky diagnosis, tricky diagnoses, rare illness, rare illnesses, rare disease, rare diseases, halloween, horror film, horror films, horror movie, horror movies
"It's a very unusual virus. Have you ever been on Mars?"
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"If there was a reality show about your condition,the research would be a lot more motivated."
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'The good news is that we're going to name the disease after you.'
'You have an extremely rare, hard-to-treat disease -- are you trying to make me look bad?'
"I know - I have the same symptoms - what do you suppose it is?"
'The bad news is you have disease unknown to medical science - the good news is I'm going to name it after me.'
'I do have one question - does anyone famous have my condition?'
'The doctors say I have a rare illness that turns people into birds - it's untweetable.'
"Wow! We'll have to name this disease after you."
'You have a very, very rare disease. . . we need you to get on all fours and cackle like chicken. . .'
'What you have is so rare that I don't know whether to name it after you or for myself.'