Recapo Update: The articles for this episode are now online. Take a look at each segment below.
The Doctors March 11 2013 Preview
The Doctors March 11 will feature an hour long special with actress Valerie Harper. The beloved television icon has recently gone public with her terminal brain cancer diagnosis. After a People magazine cover story highlighting Valerie’s struggle has been released, Valerie will next sit down for her first TV interview on The Doctors.
The Drs: Valerie Harper Cancer Diagnosis
Valerie Harper is an actress known for her beloved role as Rhoda Morgenstern, Mary Tyler Moore’s sassy best friend, on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and its popular spin-off, Rhoda. The Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning actress has been a television staple for the better part of four decades. Now, at 73, Valerie is making headlines for a very different reason. Fans were devastated when Valerie announced her diagnosis of terminal brain cancer. Doctors say that Valerie could have as little as three months left to live. On The Doctors March 11, Valerie will bravely discuss her diagnosis, accompanied by friends, family and medical experts. Her husband, Tony Cacciotti, and Mary Tyler Moore Show co-stars Cloris Leachman and Ed Asner will appear by her side as a show of support.
The Doctors: What Is Leptomeningeal Carcinomatosis?
Also learn more about leptomeningeal carcinomatosis, the extremely rare condition in which cancer cells travel to the fluid-filled membrane near the brain. Neuro-oncologist Dr. Jeremy Rudnick and oncologist Dr. Ronald Natale from Los Angeles’ Cedars-Sinai Medical Center will explain more about Valerie’s cancer, diagnosis and treatment. Terminal brain cancer is a devastating diagnosis, but Valerie Harper is sharing her story with the world and displaying unbelievable strength, courage and grace. On The Doctors March 11, you won’t want to miss Valerie’s emotional story in her own words.