Valerie Harper Opens Up About Living With Terminal Cancer

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In 2013, Valerie Harper, best known for her role as Rhoda Morgenstern on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, received news that no one ever wants to hear. The four-time Emmy Award-winning actress was told that she had leptomeningeal carcinomatosis, a rare form of brain cancer, and her prognosis was not good.

Harper was given three to six months to live, but five years later, she is miraculously still alive.

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Harper, 78, is still living with cancer, but she continues to beat the odds, even managing to take on a few television, film and stage roles. Since her diagnosis, she has appeared in a short film, My Mom and the Girl (2016), and starred on season 17 of Dancing with the Stars, 2 Broke Girls, and Childrens Hospital.

Her oncologist, Dr. Jeremy Rudnick, told People that "It's a miracle she's still here."

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"I'm still here," Harper opened up to People in a recently. "I still have cancer, but I'm okay and most of my days are good."

The 70s icon also revealed her secrets to defying the odds in the candid interview.

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