- Associated Press - Thursday, August 29, 2013

NEW YORK – Valerie Harper’s doctor says the actress’ brain cancer is getting close to remission.

The 74-year-old former sitcom star had announced in March that she had an incurable form of cancer and was given as little as three months to live. She’s still here — and working, hired for a TV movie that filmed this month.

Dr. Jeremy Rudnick said Thursday on NBC’s “Today” show that Miss Harper has defied the odds. But he says the problem is that her prognosis can change at any time.

He and Miss Harper agree that life is about buying time.