Valerie Harper says her brain cancer continues to regress, a development she calls "my miracle news."
She is the cover story of Closer, a magazine that debuts Friday nationwide.
A week after being ejected from "Dancing With the Stars," Harper had a brain scan that revealed the good news. Harper, 74, was told in January that she had three to six months to live.
"I do believe in miracles," she tells the magazine. But she also acknowledges that the diagnosis "can turn on a dime."
The actress' take on the situation: "We are all terminal, and it's great to face that -- and then discard it. Don't live in fear of dying."
Harper became a public favorite in her Emmy-winning role as Rhoda on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and its spinoff "Rhoda."