Valerie Harper, best known for playing Rhoda Morgenstern on the beloved 1970s sitcoms "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and "Rhoda," has revealed she has terminal brain cancer.
The actress, who also starred for two years on the '80s sitcom, "Valerie," told People magazine, "I don't think of dying. I think of being here now."
Tests have determined Harper has leptomeningeal carcinomatosis, a condition that happens when cancer spreads to the fluid surrounding the brain. According to the magazine, her doctors say she may have just three months to live.
This isn't Harper's first bout with cancer. She was previously diagnosed with lung cancer in 2009. Despite being a lifelong non-smoker, she developed a tumor on her top right lobe. After surgery successfully removed the tumor, she spoke with Yahoo! Health about her status as a cancer survivor, saying, "I'm of the thinking that we're all terminal; no one is getting out of this alive. So you shouldn't start sitting Shiva before it’s time. Live the best life you can. Be as healthy as possible."