Valerie Harper was in high spirits during the Kentucky Derby 25th Annual Barnstable Brown Party on May 3.

The veteran actress told E! News that despite her recent terminal cancer diagnosis, she's "had no symptoms" and "feeling well."

"I saw my doctors yesterday and they are pleased," she explained. "I'm not out of the woods, the diagnosis is the same, but I'm feeling well and I'm functioning or I wouldn't come! I wouldn't endanger myself."

Harper made sure to follow her doctor's orders during last week's festivities.

"He said, 'take your pills and have a good time,'" she said. So what's been the TV icon's attitude since announcing in March that she was stricken with cancer?

"You just try actively to extend your time," she told us.

"I'm ready for goodbye…or hello."

Tune in to E! News tonight at 7 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. for more from Harper.

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