Valerie Harper's Fans, Friends & Colleague Send Support, Prayers

Valerie Harper Diagnosed with Brain Cancer, Friends and Fans React
PEOPLE's Johnny Dodd and Valerie Harper

03/06/2013 AT 03:10 PM EST

After Valerie Harper revealed she had been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer on Wednesday, her fans, friends and colleagues shared an outpouring of prayers and love for the star.

Harper, 73, has leptomeningeal carcinomatosis, a rare condition that occurs when cancer cells spread into the fluid-filled membrane surrounding the brain. Her doctors say she has as little as three months left to live.

The overwhelming support solidifies Harper's role as a television icon. Here's what you had to say:

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