Valerie Harper faced a dismal future when her doctors announced point blank that she had terminal brain cancer. Yet Valerie Harper didn’t give up hope. She kept up her spirits and soon enough the cancer cells were exiting her body.
Her doctors took one look at her reports and said that the signs were very positive. Valerie Harper was convalescing rapidly from the deadly disease. This woman has inspired millions by her courage to fight the depressing prognosis of cancer. And she also made an appearance on Dancing with the Stars.
"My last scans have been positive, and my doctors are very happy," Valerie Harper told Closer (via People). "[The oncologist] looked at the scans and said, 'Oh my God, Valerie, this is very encouraging.' "
The doctors say that her response to treatment has been very encouraging. Whether it is a matter of physical treatment or strong faith one cannot say, but she is definitely recovering from the malady at the speed of light. However, the Sword of Damocles still hangs over her head. She is not exactly home-free just yet.
Some rumors started circulating on the Net that she was cancer-free. Valerie quelled these by saying that she was not cancer-free. Rather, she contends that she is precariously hopeful about the future for you never know. The pulse dose she has to take means that a whole bunch of pills are still going into her system.
Valerie Harper has said that sometimes they make her nauseous. But as she lies down and relaxes she tries to keep them down. Valerie has said in an interview that there are all manners of suffering in the world and cancer is just one of them.
Her sincere advice to those suffering from terminal illness is not to pay the undertaker’s bill beforehand. They may have many more years to live before they finally kick the bucket so it is futile to start making preparations for the end that early. The doctors told her she had cancer and that it cannot be cured. But she has almost proved them wrong on that account.
“The doctors can only say, ‘In my experience, this cancer kills people and it’s incurable,’” 74 years old Valerie said.“My doctor doesn’t use that term. He likes to say, ‘I give you a treatment, and it’s either responsive or nonresponsive — and you are having a phenomenal response.’”