Valerie Harper says she's battling her brain cancer the only way she knows how — by talking to her body.
"I do imagery and I talk to my cells. And I say, 'Listen you guys, You are killing the host, we can live together but if you keep growing you are out of here, we both are,' I know it's silly." Valerie, 75, said in a new interview.
"It really is confronting [and] a way of being positive," she added.
Valerie on 'Rhoda' in December 1978. (Photo Credit: Getty)
The former 'Rhoda' star was given just three months to live when she was diagnosed with leptomeningeal carcinomatosis — a deadly condition where cancer cells spread into the fluid-filled membrane surrounding the brain — in January 2013.
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Since then, the actress said her doctors are amazed at how her rare and incurable form of cancer seems to be "going the other way" and revealed she’s fighting the illness with alternative medicine and exotic teas.
Valerie with her husband, Tony Cacciotti, in January 2014. (Photo Credit: Getty)
"I am not cancer free. The cancer I have, there is no cure as of yet, however my doctors keep looking at the scans — every three months they scan my brain," the mom-of-one explained to 'The Daily Mail.' "It is not gone, it is there, but it is so much less [than it was]."
Unfortunately, this isn't the first time 'The Mary Tyler Moore' actress has battled a debilitating disease. She previously beat lung cancer in 2009.
"I am grateful to my fans that I am in their thoughts and prayers. That support gives me great hope," Valerie told 'Closer Weekly' in April 2014.
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