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Sponsored by: The Breast Cancer Site

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


May 22, 2015 Sally Chapman I am a triple negative survivor. I was diagnosed at 38 no family history. I had a baseline mammogram at 35 that showed nothing. I was Stage IIIb if I would have waited until 40 I would have had no chance at survival.
May 21, 2015 Marilyn Mason
May 20, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 19, 2015 Lori O'Dell
May 19, 2015 Caroline de Ville de Goyet
May 19, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 19, 2015 Madeleine Bateman
May 19, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 19, 2015 Stephanie Clay
May 19, 2015 Kelm Burchard
May 19, 2015 Lauren Cummins
May 19, 2015 Brenda VanBuren Women young or old needs to be protected from this terrible disease. We should be allowed to be protected
May 19, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 19, 2015 Cathy Burger
May 19, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 19, 2015 Regina Sharp
May 19, 2015 Susan Ashford
May 19, 2015 Connie Dotson
May 18, 2015 Jacqui Phillips
May 18, 2015 Amanda Albuquerque
May 17, 2015 Robin Brooks Everyone should have the right to have a mammogram under the age of 40 especially if breast cancer runs in the family.
May 17, 2015 Linda Gutierrez
May 17, 2015 Lynda Brown
May 17, 2015 Alice Johnson Everybody should have mammograms no matter the age. After 20.
May 17, 2015 GAIL ATWOOD I HAD A BREAST BIOPSY AND I WON'T KNOW THE RESULTS UNTIL NEXT WEDNESDAY...PRAY...
May 17, 2015 Gianfranco Frelli
May 17, 2015 Penny Tyler
May 17, 2015 Cindy Santisteban
May 17, 2015 Cathy Stevenson
May 17, 2015 Shawana Mitchell
May 17, 2015 Gina Cacoperdo
May 17, 2015 mary ann becker
May 17, 2015 Marilyn Knox
May 17, 2015 Julie Lonergan
May 16, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 16, 2015 Josefina Martinez-Garo All women should have access to mamograms regardless of age. I am forever grateful that I was diagnosed @ Stage 1, thanks to my Dr. & getting a moamogram.
May 16, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 16, 2015 Nancy Rittenhouse
May 16, 2015 Cynthia Harris Hodge
May 16, 2015 Grace Padelford
May 16, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 16, 2015 Page Parker
May 16, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 16, 2015 Monika Grassin
May 16, 2015 STACEY GEORGE Please continue to fund mammograms!
May 16, 2015 Diane Tingle
May 16, 2015 Amie Bingle
May 16, 2015 Midge Ridgway My mom died of breast cancer because she did not know where to get mammograms, so everyone please support this noble cause, thank you and have a great day.
May 16, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 16, 2015 (Name not displayed)

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