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 TheCelebrityCafe.com 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.