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Goal: 10,000 Progress: 4,865
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

Sep 24, 2016 Deborah Burgardt
Sep 24, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Sep 22, 2016 Charmaine MacDonald
Sep 20, 2016 Misti Kane
Sep 20, 2016 Roberta Smith
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Sep 20, 2016 Virginia Dempsey
Sep 16, 2016 Livelovelifeeleni Positivity&Motivation BE KINDTO EVERYONE.! be kind to everyone and do good always letssign this for more positivity love kindness and change!':D WOO!
Sep 15, 2016 Patricia Moncada For my mother, who died of breast cancer.
Sep 13, 2016 Richard Bosboom
Sep 13, 2016 Christina Armas Know your family history, check with self exam monthly and by doctor annually. Something different, report it to your doc. Push for diagnostic testing. Cancer has no boundaries of age, history or health. Be your own advocate it's a matter of survival.
Sep 12, 2016 Natasha Anne Smith I'm a 2 time breast cancer survivor & I would like to help in any way to make woman more aware of Breast Cancer.
Sep 12, 2016 Nina Domergue
Sep 12, 2016 Esther Fernandez
Sep 12, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Sep 12, 2016 Selina Perea
Sep 12, 2016 Darlena Gordon
Sep 12, 2016 Margaret Shaw
Sep 12, 2016 Anne Herzeg
Sep 12, 2016 Evelyn Cutruzzula Everyone should sign it please sign what's it hurting to just signing your name
Sep 11, 2016 Denise Conroy
Sep 11, 2016 Kellie Thompson
Sep 10, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Sep 10, 2016 Carol Kotcher
Sep 10, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Sep 10, 2016 Velma Person One of our worst enemies with no barriers; defeat will only come thru combined resources covered in prayer.
Sep 10, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Sep 10, 2016 Ruth Amedu Salute to the men and women fighting physically and emotionally to live thru their ordeal. It doesn't matter whether we live or die, we must keep hope and Faith alive and keep fighting.
Sep 10, 2016 Kathy Koehler
Sep 9, 2016 laurence haubtmann
Sep 9, 2016 Adelma Baize
Sep 8, 2016 Carla Sousa de Brito
Sep 8, 2016 ren .l.
Sep 8, 2016 Karen and Joe Lansdale
Sep 8, 2016 Cindy Hilton
Sep 8, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Sep 8, 2016 patricia parsons My Mother is a breast cancer survivor. So mammograms do work!!
Sep 6, 2016 Susan Armistead, M.D.
Aug 28, 2016 Brenda Hammond
Aug 16, 2016 (Name not displayed) My mom passed away in 2004 my world was crushed and torn upside down she was the only mom I ever had I was adopted I miss her everyday
Aug 16, 2016 Maryann Hogg Keep going strong
Aug 15, 2016 Lisa Chimblo
Aug 15, 2016 MAria Barrientos
Aug 15, 2016 Judy Schattner
Aug 15, 2016 Paula Moore Cancer knows no age. Cure must be found! If your old enough to go see a OBGYN then your old enough to get checked
Aug 15, 2016 Patricia Kowerko
Aug 15, 2016 Michele Bauer
Aug 15, 2016 Wendy Bacheller
Aug 15, 2016 Valerie Stamper
Aug 15, 2016 Spyridoula Rota

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