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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


Sep 19, 2014 Greatest Ever
Sep 16, 2014 Toni Cooper I was diagnosed at 34..and was told I was too young for breastfeeding cancer
Sep 16, 2014 Larry Branson
Sep 12, 2014 Theresa Hoekstra Younger women need to used all screening methods available to them, especially women with dense breast. Please take the time to look at Therma-Scan.com form more information.
Sep 12, 2014 Arkady Vyatchanin
Sep 11, 2014 (Name not displayed) Even if there is NO lump, if you look different then get it checked! IBC doesn't show up on a mammo. Stage 3B
Sep 11, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 11, 2014 Lynn Elliott
Sep 11, 2014 Karen Scrivner
Sep 11, 2014 DONNETTA WILLIAMS
Sep 10, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 10, 2014 Claudine Hessmer
Sep 10, 2014 (Name not displayed) I am a 5year survivor
Sep 10, 2014 Lisa Molden I had breast cancer in 2011 at the age of 47.I was petrified. Thanks to GOD I'm a SURVIVOR
Sep 10, 2014 Andrea Scalzi
Sep 10, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 10, 2014 Tracy Gordine
Sep 10, 2014 Courtney Taylor
Sep 10, 2014 Danielle Hoffmann I am 29 and was diagnosed may 1st. I will promise to encourage my friends and family to check themselves regularly.
Sep 10, 2014 Jennifer McKee
Sep 9, 2014 Joanna Bucknall
Sep 9, 2014 Ashley Thompson
Sep 9, 2014 Caryanne Dela cruz
Sep 9, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 9, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 9, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 9, 2014 kevin charled I pray for a cure pink is my all year long favorite color
Sep 9, 2014 (Name not displayed) I found a lump need some help finding out about it
Sep 9, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 9, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 9, 2014 Stefanie Rowley
Sep 9, 2014 Christine Thurston For my daughter Jessica who passed from breast cancer last year at age 29. I don't want to see other young women go through this.
Sep 9, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 9, 2014 Alma Ramirez
Sep 9, 2014 Christina Goner My stepmom was just diagnosed with breast cancer. She is kicking cancers butt! And I believe it's very important for all women to take care of themselves.
Sep 9, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 9, 2014 Samneiliza Soriano I was diagnosed with early stage beast cancer at age 29 (5 years ago).
Sep 9, 2014 Kelli McGee Save your tatas ....self exam, mammogram, MRI,
Sep 9, 2014 Somer Wilson
Sep 9, 2014 kelly keilman
Sep 9, 2014 fiona mcminn
Sep 9, 2014 Carissa Craig
Sep 9, 2014 Donna Arthur
Sep 9, 2014 Michele Lardi Diagnosed with HER2+ breast cancer at the age of 34. I am now 6 years cancer free. It is so important to check your breast, I found the cancer myself because I did routine checks. Please do the same, no one is above this terrible disease.
Sep 9, 2014 Jaimie Robinson I proudly take this pledge!
Sep 9, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 9, 2014 renee miglionico
Sep 7, 2014 Charles Coe
Sep 5, 2014 Caressa James
Sep 5, 2014 (Name not displayed)

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