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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

Nov 28, 2015 frances surratt
Nov 27, 2015 Wilhelmina Edelston
Nov 25, 2015 Kim Ebmeier Thank you for sharing this.
Nov 16, 2015 H Steinberg
Nov 16, 2015 Marie Hemphill
Nov 13, 2015 Andrelene Babbitt
Nov 13, 2015 Stacy Bell
Nov 7, 2015 Betty Mann Early detection.
Nov 1, 2015 Júlia Asbóth
Oct 27, 2015 Laurie Fisher
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Oct 27, 2015 Debbi Owens
Oct 27, 2015 Maryanne Thompson
Oct 26, 2015 Katie Huddleston I am going through breast cancer, any thing that can help is geat
Oct 26, 2015 Alice Cairns
Oct 26, 2015 Ljupcho Curevski
Oct 26, 2015 Cammarota Louise
Oct 26, 2015 Zephanie Locker-Lampson
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Oct 26, 2015 Brenda Calderon
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Oct 26, 2015 Claudia Kinsey
Oct 26, 2015 Christina Arcaro
Oct 26, 2015 (Name not displayed) I was dx at 36.
Oct 26, 2015 Colleen Campbell
Oct 25, 2015 laurinda santos
Oct 25, 2015 Tatiana Hatzimarkos
Oct 24, 2015 Kate Elliot
Oct 24, 2015 Carol Vevle I certainly do agree with this 100%. The only thing is, I feel we should go after any age & all be treated the same. I wish men would stay the heck out of our business. There is no way that can understand what a woman goes through with this nightmare!!
Oct 24, 2015 Ronda Lopez
Oct 24, 2015 Linda Hamilton I will support breast cancer sited and due what I can I'm disabled with a rare disease know one knows about in the world unless u have it. I got it 36 years old still fighting this journey of my life it has effected my muscles no one can help me repair it
Oct 24, 2015 (Name not displayed) I was diagnosed with mestatic breast & bone cancer in April 2015...I have a 22 year old daughter and an 11 year old son and they have been my rock! I don't want to see my daughter go through what I just did, that would break my heart.
Oct 24, 2015 Julie Kleeman My grandmother died from breast cancer. Together, we will find a cure!!💕💕💕
Oct 24, 2015 Carolyn Werner
Oct 24, 2015 Colette Langdon Doctors keep ignoring my obvious symptoms, lump, and family history. I took my life in my hands and said I want a second opinion at a different hospital where my mom is being treated for BC right now. I'm 32 with 2 kids I want to be around for
Oct 24, 2015 naghma rashid
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Oct 24, 2015 Pam Bielski
Oct 24, 2015 Betty Lee Please help stop Breast Cancer in women 40 and under...
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