Valerie Harper I Have 3 Months To Live

3/6/2013 5:46 AM PST

Valerie Harper: I Have Brain Cancer and 3 Months to Live

Breaking News

Valerie Harper
has terminal brain cancer and doctors are giving her around 3 months to live.

Harper, who famously played the character Rhoda on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and the spin-off, "Rhoda," was diagnosed with leptomeningeal carcinomatosis, a rare form of cancer in which cancer cells spread into the membrane surrounding the brain. 

Harper, 73, told People, "I don't think of dying.  I think of being here now."