Sad News: Bone Cancer

Charlotte Rae has been diagnosed with bone cancer.

“Last Monday, I found out I have bone cancer,” the actress, who played the beloved Edna Garrett on Different Strokes and The Facts of Life, exclusively reveals to PEOPLE. “About seven years ago, I was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer — which is a miracle that they found it because usually it’s too late. My mother, sister and my uncle died of pancreatic cancer. After six months of chemotherapy, I was cancer-free. I lost my hair, but I had beautiful wigs. Nobody even knew.”

“So now, at the age of 91, I have to make up my mind. I’m not in any pain right now. I’m feeling so terrific and so glad to be above ground,” she explains...

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