There's a great online radio program I've been listening to called "The Stupid Cancer Show." Now, as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I have the honor of appearing in the show's "Survivor Spotlight" on Monday night, when the topic will be breast cancer and the environment.
I'll be sharing my cancer story, what I've been learning about environmental risks, and the changes I've been making toward a healthier lifestyle for me and my family. These include introducing more organic and local foods, toting my own water bottle and shopping bags, and, of course, switching over to green cleaning and paper products.
Then I'll turn things over to the experts, best-selling author Dr. Harvey Karp (The Happiest Baby on the Block; The Happiest Toddler on the Block), who has just released the self-help DVD Breast Cancer: The Path of Wellness & Healing, and Dr. Devra Davis, founder of the Environmental Health Trust and author of The Secret History of the War on Cancerand Disconnect: The Truth About Cell Phone Radiation, What the Industry Has Done to Hide It, and How to Protect Your Family.
"The Stupid Cancer Show" is produced by the I'm Too Young for This! Cancer Foundation, a rich source of information and support for those ages 15-39 who have received this life-altering diagnosis. Seventy thousand young adults are diagnosed with cancer every year -- that's one every eight minutes. I'm Too Young for This!, aka "iy, hooks up patients and survivors alike with countless resources including peer counseling, fertility advocacy, adventure retreats, chat rooms, financial aid and social events. I only wish I'd had iy to turn to back in 1999, when I was diagnosed.
So please check out "The Stupid Cancer Show" at 8 p.m./ET on Monday, October 11. I can promise an informative, thought-provoking 90 minutes.