Valerie Harper, known for her role as Rhoda on “The Mary Tyler Moore Sow” and spin-off “Rhoda”, was told last March she had just months to live.
The 74-year-old actress was diagnosed with brain cancer, but now reveals she is cancer-free! Great news!
Harper was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor last March. Her doctors gave her the sad news that she probably had a few months to live.
But a few weeks ago, tests came in which stunner her medical team.
She said, “[The oncologist] looked at the scans and said, ‘Oh my God, Valerie, this is very encouraging!'”
She adds, “‘I’m now the poster child for not believing everything I’m told.”
The actress did say her doctor didn’t actually use the term “remission”. She explained, “He likes to say, ‘I give you a treatment, and it’s either responsive or nonresponsive – and you are having a phenomenal response.'”
Valerie said, “There may come a time when I’m not feeling good. But then again, that time may never come.”
Valerie Harper appeared on the “Today” show, stating, “I’m doing very well. The treatment that my doctors at Cedars-Sinai have me on is working, and I’m doing acupuncture and herbal tea.”
The actress will star in a two-episode guest spot on “Signed, Sealed, Delivered,” a new show on the Hallmark Channel. The series premieres April 20.
Harper wed her husband Tony Cacciotti in 1987 and they have been happily married ever since. They have an adopted daughter named Cristina, whom they adopted when she was four-years-old.
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