Marilu Henner talks about life, work and her husband's battle with bladder cancer

Did you know that May is May is Bladder Cancer Awareness Month?

Well, not enough people do. Bladder cancer is the sixth most common type of cancer in the U.S. and there are 79,000 new cases to be diagnosed just this year.  Actress, author, radio host, memory expert and bladder cancer care taker Marilu Henner has a lot to say on this matter.

Henner is from the Chicago area has been a staple of screen, film and stage since the 1970s. Originally trained as a dancer, she got her start in musical theater. She became known by her portrayal of Elaine O'Connor Nardo on the sitcom Taxi from 1978 to 1983.  Henner has a special gift called hyperthymesia or highly superior autobiographical memory.  She remembers nearly everything that has happened to her in her life.  In 2013, she was a contestant on The Celebrity Apprentice and in 2016 she was on Dancing with the Stars.  She has written ten books on her life, memory, health, diet and wellness.  Her most recent book Changing Normal – How I Helped My Husband Beat Cancer is available on Amazon and is also out on paperback.

Marilu Henner spoke with about her career, keeping up with old castmates, her favorite thing about being on The Celebrity Apprentice, explained her gift of memory, and then she spoke candidly about her personal experience with her husband’s successful battle with bladder cancer and Dr. Arjun Balar from NYU Langone Medical Center joins her to offer tips to early detection, treatment options, how Tecentriq via Genentech is helping patients with this and more.

You can learn more about Marilu Henner here and get additional information about bladder cancer and treatments via Genentech here.

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Michelle Tompkins

Michelle Tompkins is an award-winning media, PR and crisis communications professional with more than ten years experience with coverage in virtually every traditional and new media outlet. She is currently a communications and media strategist and writer, as well as the author of College Prowler: Guidebook for Columbia University. She served as the Media Relations Manager for the Girl Scouts of the USA where she managed all media and talking points, created social media strategy, trained executives and donors and served as the organization’s primary spokesperson, participating in daily interviews with local, regional, and national media outlets. She managed the media for the Let Me Know internet safety and Cyberbullying prevention campaign with Microsoft, as well as Girl Scouts’ centennial Year of the Girl To Get Her There celebration in 2012, which yielded more than 800 million earned media impressions. In addition to her extensive media experience, Michelle worked as a talent agent in Los Angeles, California, as well contracting as a digital content developer and her writing has appeared in newspapers and online. She is passionate about television, theater, classic movies, all things food and in-home entertaining. While she has lived and worked in NYC for more than a decade, she is from suburban Sacramento and gets back there often to watch the San Francisco Giants on TV with her family.

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