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Valerie Harper Talks Her Cancer Diagnosis And Being 'Ready To Go' — See What She Had To Say HERE

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Valerie Harper is at peace with her cancer diagnosis

Valerie Harper is such a strong woman.

The actress has had a long battle with cancer. Back in 2009, she beat lung cancer, only to be diagnosed with brain cancer in 2013.

[ Related: Valerie Won Her AWFUL Broadway Lawsuit! ]

But now, she's finally come to terms with the disease.

"I'm ready. I'm ready to go. Maybe that's the secret. That I'm absolutely – I don't want to, my God, I want to live to be 102."

On Tuesday, while supporting Lung Force — an organization the hopes to unite women against lung cancer — she announced that she feels better about her prognosis:

"Sometimes I feel icky, but I'm feeling very good in New York. Maybe because I'm working or I'm talking about cancer in a positive way – I think that might have something to do with it."

The Mary Tyler Moore star says the good news is that her cancer isn't progressing! She explains she's just going about life one step at a time.

"When I wake up in the morning I don't say 'Oh, I have cancer. I say 'Another day. How you feeling? Good? Good.' And when I do have little twinges of something I go 'Oh my god, is that a headache? What is that?' And I say wait a day or two, it might just be a headache and usually it is … so far."

Even though she's doing great right now, she's still living with a realistic outlook.

"But I am not banking on anything, really, because we shouldn't. We don't know what's around the corner. I think you just take each day and get the best out of it and do what you can and have fun."

We're glad Valerie is in a good place mentally, and we hope that her health follows suit!

[Image via Alberto Reyes/WENN.]

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