Valerie Harper has exciting news to share.
The former "Dancing with the Stars" contestant has gained ground in her battle with brain cancer.
"I'm absolutely cancer-free!" she told Closer magazine. "My last scans have been positive, and my doctors are very happy."
Last March, Harper, 74, was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. At the time, doctors told her she could have just a few more months to live. However, a few weeks ago, her medical team was astounded by her test results.
"[The oncologist] looked at the scans and said, ‘Oh my God, Valerie, this is very encouraging!'" she said. "I’m now the poster child for not believing everything I’m told."
Though Harper said that her doctor will not use the term "remission" — "He likes to say, 'I give you a treatment, and it’s either responsive or nonresponsive — and you are having a phenomenal response,'" she said — she noted that she feels much better. She's also cutting down her visits to the doctor to just once every eight weeks, and she's taking a "pulse dose" of medication once each week.
"There may come a time when I'm not feeling good," she said. "But then again, that time may never come."