Second Opinion: Bladder Cancer

Second Opinion: Bladder Cancer

Sat, 11/09/2019 - 3:00pm - 3:30pm

Photo: (L-R) Marilu Henner, Best-Selling Author; Michael Brown of Brown-Trout Publishers; Louis J. Papa, MD, Professor of Clinical Medicine, University of Rochester Medical Center; Armine K. Smith, MD. Asst. Professor of Urology, Johns Hopkins Medicine.

Credit: Ron Reilley

Actress Marilu Henner and her husband Michael Brown share their personal story when about Michael's struggle with bladder cancer.

While bladder cancer is a cancer not talked about as much as others, the chance men will develop it during their life is about 1 in 27. Marilu is now an advocate for bladder cancer awareness and author of Changing Normal: How I Helped My Husband Beat Cancer. Second Opinion: Bladder Cancer airs Thursday, October 3 at 8:30 p.m. on WXXI-TV.

Produced by WXXI, in partnership with the University of Rochester Medical Center and West 175 Productions, Second Opinion is the only regularly scheduled medical program on public television. In each half-hour episode, the host engages a panel of medical professionals and lay people in honest, in-depth discussions about life-changing medical decisions. Intriguing, real-life medical cases are presented to professionals from different medical specialties from all over the country. The experts grapple with diagnosis and treatment options to give viewers access to accurate medical information and an understanding of complex health issues.

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