Valerie Harper is kicking cancer's butt.
Initially given three months to live when she went public with her diagnosis back in March, the 74-year-old actress is making such good progress, doctors are saying she may have made a miraculous turnaround.
"I'd say that we're getting pretty close to a remission," Dr. Jeremy Rudnick, Harper's physician, told her in a televised interview with the "Today" show, according to the New York Daily News. "It defies the odds."
The actress famous for playing Rhoda Morgenstern during the 1970s on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show," and later on her own show, invited NBC's Meredith Vieira along on her doctor visits, for a televised special on her daily life and battle with the rare brain cancer.
"I just want to live every moment to the fullest," Harper said during the interview, which airs Sept. 19.
"Spontaneous remission lives as a possibility ... I think infinite possibility is beautiful in every area. A lot of stuff that looks impossible is not, and every day there's evidence of it."
According to the News, her doctor has cautioned Harper that her illness has a good chance of coming back, especially if it "develops a resistance to therapy."
"It's not a matter of if (the cancer becomes resistant)," Rudnick said. "It's a matter of when."
But the actress is enjoying as much of her remaining time as possible.
"Going from having three months to live, or less; we're into our sixth month, and now there's even hope beyond right now we're looking at," her husband Tony Cacciotti said.
"We're looking at Christmas!" Harper added.
In fact, rumors are flying that Harper is ready to join the cast of "Dancing with the Stars." Though no official announcement has been made, TMZ reported Harper has started practicing with partner Tristan MacManus.