Valerie Harper's brain cancer 'close to' remission Published: August 29, 2013

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In March, Valerie Harper, the actress best known to TV fans as Rhoda Morgenstern on "Rhoda" and "The Mary Tyler Moore Show," announced on TODAY that she had been diagnosed with a rare form of cancer, and it was terminal.

Based on recent tests, the 74-year-old Harper may have beaten back the cancer for now, using traditional chemotherapy alongside acupuncture and Chinese tea.

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