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Valerie Harper cancer battle profiled by NBC News

Actress Valerie Harper attends NBC's taping of "Betty

Actress Valerie Harper attends NBC's taping of "Betty White's 90th Birthday: A Tribute to America's Golden Girl" at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles. on Jan. 8, 2012. (Credit: Getty Images)

And now this: Valerie Harper's battle with cancer will be chronicled in an hour-long documentary to air on NBC; time and date are to be determined. Here's the description, via NBC News, which will produce:

A recurrence of Harper's 2009 lung cancer, the disease spread into the membrane surrounding her brain and she was diagnosed with leptomeningeal carcinomatosis on March 6, 2013. Since then, she has allowed camera crews unprecedented access into her life to help tell her story -- every step of the way. From the revelation that she had an incurable disease, to doctor’s visits, second and third opinions, surgeries and reunions with family and friends, the documentary, airing on NBC in primetime, takes an intimate look inside Harper’s reality.

Tags: Valerie Harper , NBC News , The Mary Tyler Moore Show , Rhoda

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