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Valerie Harper not 'cancer free,' but 'cautiously optimistic'
Valerie Harper not 'cancer free,' but 'cautiously optimistic'

Valerie Harper might not be "cancer free," as a headline screamed Wednesday, but she is "cautiously optimistic" and hopeful about her current health situation.  The actress, 74, issued a statement clarifying a quote that had appeared in this week's Closer Weekly. Her "cancer free" comment was actually part of a larger anecdote specifically about the results of a full-body scan, she told the magazine, not about her terminal leptomeningeal carcinomatosis. "I was relaying a story where my doctor had told me that in his 30-year practice, I was the only lepto patient he has seen without other cancers already present," Harper told Closer...

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