Valerie Harper

Valerie Harper: We Need More Money for Cancer Research

Posted on 05/8/2014 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal Health“Seventy-five percent of all lung cancers are found too late,” actress and cancer survivor Valerie Harper told a Senate committee hearing on cancer on Wednesday, saying funding is desperately needed for early detection in “people like me” who didn’t think they were at risk. The hearing by the Senate Special Committee on Aging focused on federal funding for cancer research and the challenges facing aging survivors. Harold Varmus, M.D., director of the National Cancer Institute, who also testified, noted that …

In Going Public, Valerie Harper Is in Good Company

Posted on 03/11/2013 by |Who's News | Comments

Bulletin TodayActress Valerie Harper’s March 11 appearance on the Today show to discuss her diagnosis of terminal brain cancer made her the latest celebrity to go on television to talk about a personal life-and-death health challenge. There was a time the famous tended to keep quiet about serious illnesses behind a protective cocoon of press agents, limousines with tinted windows and mansion walls. Often fans found out about their conditions through terse press releases asking for privacy, or though hints picked …

Valerie Harper Will Open Up About Her Cancer on TV

Posted on 03/8/2013 by |News | Comments

EntertainmentNEW YORK (AP) — Actress Valerie Harper plans to discuss her brain cancer with some television doctors. The daytime talk show “The Doctors” said Harper will appear Monday to talk with Travis Stork, Lisa Masterson and Andrew Ordon, as well as her own team of doctors. The 1970s sitcom star has been diagnosed with a rare brain cancer and told she has as little as three months to live. She said her husband briefly withheld the diagnosis from her because …

Valerie Harper’s Rare Brain Cancer: What Caused It?

Posted on 03/6/2013 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthActress Valerie Harper, who’s been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer, has a rare type that often spreads from another form of cancer, such as breast, melanoma or, in Harper’s case, lung cancer — which she battled in 2009. Called leptomeningeal carcinomatosis, it affects about 5 percent of cancer patients and the first signs are “similar to stroke symptoms,” including trouble speaking, numbness of the face, double vision, or difficulty swallowing, says Keith L. Black, M.D., professor and chair of the …

Valerie Harper, ‘Mary Tyler Moore Show’ Alumni All Over TV This Month

Posted on 01/2/2012 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

EntertainmentGood news for fans of “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” – January is bursting forth with a plethora of programming that has the potential to, well, turn your world on with a smile.  NBC’s 90th Birthday Celebration for AARP’s own Betty White airs Jan. 16 — followed by a preview of Betty’s older-folks-prank-younger-folks reality show, “Betty White’s Off Their Rockers.”  Betty’s birthday event will mark a mini-reunion of the MTM gang.  Come Jan. 29, Mary will be honored with the …