Valerie Harper was was all over TV on Monday, sharing her brave attitude in the face of terminal cancer through interviews on NBC's "Today" show and CBS' "The Doctors."
The actress, best known as Rhoda Morgenstern on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and later the spinoff series "Rhoda," learned of her condition, leptomeningial carcinomatosis, on Jan. 15. The disease affects the fluid-filled membranes that surround the brain and is very rare. And, so far, incurable.
"When I heard incurable — incurable is a tough word," the 73-year-old told Savannah Guthrie on "Today" in an interview taped over the weekend. "Terminal is a tough word.
"But [the doctor] then said, 'But it could be a week, you could have a seizure, it could be three months, it could be several years. I have people with this disease who have lived much longer than their prognosis.'"