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According to a study recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, there has been a 2% annual increase in invasive breast cancer in U.S. women under 40 over the last three decades. A second study by the American Cancer Society shows that invasive breast tumors in women under 45 years old increased by 11.8% between 2007 and 2011 alone.

This is especially alarming because young women are less likely to perform regular self-exams or seek out mammograms, and because cancers diagnosed in younger women are often more aggressive and therefore more life-threatening.

Whether you are a woman over 40 who has a daughter, niece, grandchild or other young relative, or if you're a young woman yourself, you can make a difference in slowing down this disturbing statistical trend. Until there is a cure, prevention and awareness are our most powerful weapons.

Take the pledge today: Commit to raising awareness about these five proven ways every woman can lower her risk of being faced with a battle against breast cancer.

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I hereby pledge to share this vital and practical advice with all the young women in my life:

1) Exercise regularly, preferably three times per week at 30-minute intervals.

2) Eat a whole foods-based diet rich in colorful vegetables and low in processed foods.

3) Moderate alcohol intake to 2-3 drinks per week.

4) If you have a family history of breast cancer, talk to your doctor about the possibility of being tested for the breast cancer gene (BRCA1 and BRCA2).

5) And above all, do your monthly self-exams!

Petition Signatures

Apr 26, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Apr 26, 2015 Christine Carrico I take the pledge. I've been fighting breast cancer for four and a half years. I will be having a single mastectomy on my left side in early May 2015, as I had a severe inverted nipple and I wanted Reconstruction Surgery, let's say, It failed. Chronic wou
Apr 25, 2015 Paula Kennedy
Apr 25, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Apr 25, 2015 joey Shamblin
Apr 25, 2015 Valerie Sandoval Diagnosed at 35. Had a double mastectomy and about to have my reconstruction surgery.
Apr 25, 2015 Martha Berrio
Apr 25, 2015 elisa monterroso Help support and fight together!
Apr 25, 2015 sheryl angelly-hutson
Apr 25, 2015 Beth Cushman
Apr 25, 2015 stacey whitbread
Apr 25, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Apr 25, 2015 Joanne Melody
Apr 25, 2015 Julie Moore
Apr 25, 2015 Diane Royal
Apr 25, 2015 Michelle Morgan
Apr 24, 2015 (Name not displayed) Survivor 2 yrs signed for all who are challenged with this.
Apr 24, 2015 Michelle Hartwell Educate and advertise...
Apr 24, 2015 Vicki Kabrich Breast self exams are important and yearly mammograms also! My daughter, mother-in-law and her sister, my son-in-law's sister and his aunt all had breast cancer! Make sure you do the 5 practical advice!
Apr 24, 2015 Mary Dock
Apr 24, 2015 Edwidge Ryan Diagnosed at 35 BRCA 1+. Young women deserve to know, be treated, and supported.
Apr 24, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Apr 24, 2015 Bessie Jackson Take the pledge. Help fight breast Cancer.
Apr 24, 2015 Regina Davis I am one week out of being diagnosed with Breast Cancer. I have overwhelming feelings, I'm scared, and I'm at a loss right now. I will begin Chemo and Radiation treatments next week. I want to do all I can to make young women aware of Breast Cancer..
Apr 24, 2015 Kristine Moore Don't act like you don't give a damn... Do The Exam!
Apr 24, 2015 Heather Miller
Apr 24, 2015 Jodee Johnson
Apr 24, 2015 Paul Earl
Apr 24, 2015 Gilda Bateman
Apr 24, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Apr 24, 2015 Paula Mitchell
Apr 24, 2015 Lorna Thomas 41 yr old survivor still battling, but will win this fight! Education should start YOUNG and continue thru life
Apr 24, 2015 Ona Woflinger We must get these young girls to take care of themselves.
Apr 24, 2015 Amy Barnwell
Apr 24, 2015 Sian Ifan
Apr 24, 2015 Alison Denney
Apr 24, 2015 Miguelle Doyle I am a 45 year old survivor and know how important early detection can be!
Apr 24, 2015 Diane Ryan
Apr 24, 2015 Jessica England
Apr 24, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Apr 24, 2015 Dorothea Hurlbut
Apr 24, 2015 Naomi Green There shouldn't be an age limit. My friend was 30 when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Cancer has no age limit.
Apr 24, 2015 jennie henry
Apr 24, 2015 Lori Phiion This cause hits close to home for me as my sister continually was getting cysts and had to get them drained and they kept coming back and worse everytime so she had to get a double mastectomy and implants.
Apr 24, 2015 Jennifer Riley
Apr 24, 2015 Margie Avila My Aunt Joan passed away from breast cancer, and in the last year, my cousin and my Aunt have been diagnosed with it so no more denial for me! It CAN happen to you and those you love! PLEASE BE VIGILANT AND GET A MAMMOGRAM OR AT LEAST EXAMINE YOURSELF.TY
Apr 24, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Apr 24, 2015 SALLIE ST-CLAIR Lost my darling Mummy to Cancer. I need to protect my daughter from this terrible disease. Good luck and God bless all xx
Apr 24, 2015 Lisa West
Apr 24, 2015 Harlyn Juridico

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