His cancer could be seen to represent his own bitterness and frustration and in chinese medicine terms, the lung emotionally represents unresolved grief. So having lung cancer can be seen as unresolved grief. So the life he thought he was going to lead, being the great chemist with Gretchen by his side and all is not revealed until the Gretchen restaurant scene.
I think it's interesting that once Walt starts being THE Walt he wants to be, the cancer goes into remission. I would imagine that unless he goes back to his old life or a life where he is not fulfilled, his cancer will still be in remission.
Very symbolic. More posts like this and you're on your way in becoming a respected member. Only took me approximately six years to achieve gold status...lolz!
W.W. is one diabolical and machiavillian anti-hero. There's really no other TV show quite like this.
Marcus Aurelius: Tell me again, Maximus, why are we here?
Maximus: For the glory of the Empire, sire.
Baked, not fried... the healthy choice.