I'm speculating again and I need some answers... I have searched but find no evidence to indicate that Patsy's cancer began as Ovarian Cancer. It is widely known that HPV often causes cervical cancer and that this virus is a very commonly transmitted STD. http://www.ashastd.org/hpv/hpv_overview.cfm If Patsy had ovarian cancer which had metastasized from cervical cancer, would she likely SAY in public that she had the innocent ovarian cancer or would she admit it started from a sexually transmitted virus? Who is to say if it was indeed ovarian cancer (or originated as ovarian cancer) unless her medical records have been put into evidence? If she had ever realized that she had any STD after her marriage to JR, who would she choose to blame for having 'given her' an STD? (Someone who had had a documented affair while married to a 1st wife?) If she blamed JR for an STD and connected the STD to her cancer, (justified or not), would that not also justify, in her mind, altering her sexual intimacy? It would probably also bring up 'a whole new ball of wax'. If JR gave her an STD that means he might still be fooling around... An insecure wife can turn really ugly, sometimes. All this combined with medications and cancer, IMO, could make for an angry, little, vindictive beehive of trouble brewing.