After revealing that she has terminal brain cancer, the ‘Rhoda’ star will appear on ‘The Doctors’ to discuss her diagnosis.
Valerie Harper, 73, shocked everyone when she revealed on March 6 that she had been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer. The iconic TV actress continues to be open about her diagnosis and will appear on The Doctors on March 11 to further discuss her cancer.
Valerie will sit down with the show’s doctors Travis Stork, Lisa Masterson, and Andrew Ordon, along with her own team of doctors to examine her diagnosis of brain cancer. Valerie’s story will fill the entire hour of the talk show and will feature surprise appearances by former co-stars Ed Asner and Cloris Leachman.
Valerie Harper Reveals She Has Terminal Brain Cancer
On March 6, The Mary Tyler Moore star bravely announced that she has been diagnosed with leptomeningeal carcinomatosis, a rare kind of cancer where cancer cells fill the fluid membrane surrounding the brain. Although doctors told Valerie she only has three months left to live, the actress is staying positive about her shocking diagnosis.
“I don’t think of dying. I think of being here now,” Valerie explains to People. “I’m well past my expiration date already.”
Sadly, this is not Valerie’s first encounter with cancer. Although never a smoker, the actress was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2009 and beat it.
Celebrities Tweet Support for Valerie Harper
After Valerie’s courageous announcement, celebrities took to Twitter to express their support for the iconic TV actress.
Andy Cohen –“Praying for Valerie Harper. Puts everything in perspective quickly.”
Sally Jesse Raphael –“Tragic news about Valerie Harper. She has terminal brain cancer & just 3 months. Sending prayers, love & gratitude for her wonderful work.”
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– Jenny Pickard
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