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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

Oct 3, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Oct 2, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Oct 1, 2015 Angela Watson
Sep 30, 2015 Staci Alfano
Sep 29, 2015 Jillian Moskowitz
Sep 25, 2015 Angela Ledford
Sep 22, 2015 Laurie Fisher
Sep 22, 2015 Hosson Abu-Ghannam
Sep 21, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Sep 20, 2015 Juliet Internicola
Sep 19, 2015 Mai Al-Hadid
Sep 3, 2015 Yashoda Jordan
Sep 2, 2015 Janice Matthews
Sep 1, 2015 Pola Alemao
Aug 31, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Aug 30, 2015 Kesia Rembert Healing is a process
Aug 28, 2015 Donita Lowrey
Aug 27, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Aug 26, 2015 mary pasanen
Aug 25, 2015 Erica Brinker
Aug 19, 2015 brenda rivera Bless everybody that is fighting or lost there battle to breast cancer god bless everyone who has cancer rip to my mom who died of lung cancer and god bless my aunt who been fighting vaginal cancer for 10 years please find a cure asap and continue to b ho
Aug 15, 2015 Lana Reynolds I was 26 im now 27 and i have breast cancer so cancer has no age limit
Aug 14, 2015 jenell salas
Aug 14, 2015 Zumara Gracia
Aug 14, 2015 Laurel McIsaac Mom is 22 yr survivor, Sis is fighting, Aunt fought till the end, Her G-Daughter is fighting. We are very aware
Aug 14, 2015 Robin Mosness Mammograms are not fail proof -- ten years of annual exams did not reflect my breast cancer. When doing self exams, bend over in the shower and feel the underside of your breasts as well as tops and sides. Check your breasts for changes in veins!
Aug 14, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Aug 14, 2015 Lacie Helm
Aug 14, 2015 kai~cee Hind
Aug 14, 2015 Shawnee Carifio For my daughter, her friends, my family, my friends, and my students!
Aug 14, 2015 Samuel Toyon I really want to help to spread the word about breast cancer
Aug 14, 2015 Heather Rolcik
Aug 13, 2015 Diane Kazimir
Aug 13, 2015 Karen Postelwait You need to add a #6----Get Annual Mammograms!!!! Saved my life & the lives of many others.
Aug 13, 2015 Sierra Givens
Aug 13, 2015 autumn savage I am 26 and have had bilateral masectomy since I lost my mother at 50 to ovarian and breast cancer. Get a cure!
Aug 12, 2015 sydelle lepoff Most important thing that a woman can do is empower other women in the fight against cancer
Aug 12, 2015 Alexandra Jaguaribe
Aug 11, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Aug 11, 2015 Rossana Asel
Aug 11, 2015 Susan Kitchen
Aug 11, 2015 (Name not displayed) As a survivor w a daughter I pledge wholeheartedly!
Aug 11, 2015 Becky Williams
Aug 10, 2015 kari mccullough
Aug 10, 2015 (Name not displayed) Get checked annually - mammogram.
Aug 10, 2015 Jean Freeman
Aug 9, 2015 senga ballantine
Aug 8, 2015 (Name not displayed) and get a mammogram every year !!!
Aug 8, 2015 Maria Ganchuk
Aug 8, 2015 (Name not displayed)

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