Valerie Harper Denies Report that She's 'Absolutely Cancer-Free'

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Valerie Harper is denying a magazine report quoting her as saying that she's "absolutely cancer-free."

The veteran TV actress, 74, addressed the quote -- reported by Closer Weekly and widely circulated in the media -- while in New York to promote her two episode story arc on Hallmark Channel's new original series, Signed, Sealed, Delivered.

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"In response to a recent erroneous quote concerning my health, I am not 'absolutely cancer-free,'" she explained. "I wish I were. Right now what I am is cautiously optimistic about my present condition and I have hope for the future," she added, without elaborating further on her condition.

Signed, Sealed, Delivered premieres this Sunday night at 8/7c exclusively on Hallmark Channel.