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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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Woman Shares Graphic Selfie After Skin Cancer Treatment To Warn About The Dangers Of Tanning — See It HERE!

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It's already been proven that too much sun exposure can lead to skin cancer, but one woman shared her horrifying story to warn people how dangerous tanning beds can actually be.

In April, Tawny Willoughby shared a picture on her Facebook of the potential disturbing effects of undergoing skin cancer treatment. The photo has since been shared by almost 60,000 people.

According to her post, the now 27-year-old did the majority of her tanning when she was in high school, laying in a tanning bed an average of four to five times a week.

[ Related: Taylor Swift Pens Sweet Tumblr Note To A Fan Who Lost Her Mother ]

At age 21, she was first diagnosed with skin cancer. Over the past six years, she has been diagnosed with basal cell carcinoma five times and squamous cell carcinoma once.

Every six to 12 months, the registered Alabama nurse and mother has a dermatologist appointment and usually has a skin cancer removal during each check up.

Her Facebook post (below) shows the graphic image of her face during skin cancer treatment:

WARNING: Some may find the below image disturbing!

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TV Chef Sandra Lee Reveals She Has Breast Cancer & Plans To Undergo A Double Mastectomy

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Thankfully Sandra Lee is a stickler for routine mammograms, otherwise her doctors could've detected the breast cancer a little too late.

The celebrity chef opened up on Tuesday morning to Good Morning America and revealed she was shocked after hearing the cancer news:

"Life can turn on a dime."

About two months after being diagnosed with cancer in her right breast, Sandra shared she will be undergoing a double mastectomy to avoid going through radiation.

[ Related: Rita Wilson Underwent Double Mastectomy & Reconstruction Surgery ]

Her reasoning for it:

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Big Bird Helped A Dying Child Smile During His Last Moments — Read The Heartbreaking Story HERE

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Caroll Spinney talks about one boy who stood out from the rest

The man under the feathers has done a lot lately.

From releasing a documentary about his iconic role as Big Bird, to making this AH-mazing Birdman parody, to teaming up with Michelle Obama and Billy Eichner, Caroll Spinney works his tail off just to make kids smile on the daily.

[ Video: Watch Zach Galifianakis Act Out A Nursery Rhyme On Sesame Street ]

But when he hosted an 'ask me anything' on Reddit Thursday, he revealed there was one child in particular whose smile stands out.

The Sesame Street star was asked about his 'most meaningful interaction' with a young viewer, and the story he told made us tear up.

He had gotten a letter from a man who had a five-year-old son named Joey, who was very sick with cancer and knew he was dying. All Joey wanted was a phone call from his feathered friend. Big Bird was the only thing that could cheer him up, but he wasn't always in every episode of the children's show.

So Caroll dialed the phone and, as Big Bird, talked to the boy for about ten minutes. He told the Reddit readers Joey's final words to him:

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Health Blogger Belle Gibson Admits To Lying About Having Terminal Cancer! Ick!

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Wow, this is just gross.

Belle Gibson, Australian health blogger and author of the book The Whole Pantry, has come clean.

Reports came out a few weeks ago that she was not, as she had claimed, donating a percentage of her profits to cancer research.

[ Related: Taylor Swift Reveals Her Mother Has Been Diagnosed With Cancer ]

Even worse, Gibson was accused of lying about her terminal cancer diagnosis!

In a shocking interview with The Australian Women's Weekly, the single mom finally admitted it. She's never had cancer! Gibson revealed:

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This Massive Ed Sheeran Fan Missed His Concert Because Of Her Illness — So The Crooner Gave Her The Best Birthday Surprise EVER!

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Ah, the power of social media! Without it, this 20-year-old gal wouldn't have been able to meet Ed Sheeran!

Jess Knight was so excited to see the British crooner in concert when she bought her tickets last year, but unfortunately cancer — Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, to be more specific — got in the way of her big night out.

[ Related: Ed Surprises A Couple By Crashing Their Wedding! ]

Instead of coming to terms with the fact that wouldn't be seeing Teddy's show, the Kiwi native and her friends took to Twitter and Facebook to try and get Ed's attention… and it worked!

On her 20th birthday, the Thinking Out Loud singer stopped by the Auckland hospital to visit the birthday gal!

Jess shared her selfie with Ed and thanked everyone who helped made this meeting possible:

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Taylor Swift Reveals Her Mother Has Been Diagnosed With Cancer

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This is such sad news.

Taylor Swift personally went on Tumblr today to announce that her mom, Andrea Finlay, has been diagnosed with cancer.

The singer has always been very open with her fans and this update is no different.

Although Tay Tay is dealing with many emotions, she took it as a sign to spread awareness to her fans and their families.

The 25-year-old wrote on her personal blog:

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