Valerie Harper’s Cancer Is ‘Close To Remission’

Good news for Valerie Harper: The cancer-stricken star told Meredith Vieira on the “Today” show Thursday morning that she was close to remission.

The 74-year-old former “Mary Tyler Moore” actress — who devastated fans when she revealed she had been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer, leptomeningeal carcinomatosis, in March — appears to have defied the odds when it comes to beating her cancer.

“I’d say that we’re getting pretty close to a remission. It defies the odds,” Harper’s doctor, neuro-oncologist Dr. Jeremy Rudnick, said on the “Today” show.

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