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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


Sep 2, 2014 Cynthia Vasquez
Aug 31, 2014 Audrey Gilfoyle
Aug 31, 2014 Jacqueline Fisher
Aug 31, 2014 Amber Roberts
Aug 31, 2014 Jan Newberry-Davis Mastectomy one month ago yesterday. Hoping my daughter doesn't have to go through this. Nobody's daughter should.
Aug 30, 2014 Rebeca Greenberg
Aug 30, 2014 Vanessa Moak 2 yr survivor, BRCA2. Found mine sitting on a cot in Afghanistan on my birthday.
Aug 30, 2014 Jennifer Sullivan
Aug 30, 2014 Darlena Kinnett 7 year survivor, mother of 3 daughters... Thankful to be here and be an advocate for my daughters. I pray they do not have to experience any of what I went through.
Aug 30, 2014 Lydia Doyle
Aug 30, 2014 Suzanne Bramblett
Aug 30, 2014 Ryan Prendergast
Aug 30, 2014 Barbara Cleary
Aug 30, 2014 Melissa Resendez My daughter was 17 when diagnosed with ductal carcinoma. 5 day before Christmas she under a bilateral mestacomy and is healing fine. Now to have a 18 year old whom has survived something is amazing. Scary as shes spent her teens fighting to survive.
Aug 30, 2014 Yana Frantz I was diagnosed with ibc grade 1a in 2012. Its only a theory but I believe there is a link between breast cancer and the birth control pill. Stop giving our daughters estrogen when they are still growing and developing.
Aug 30, 2014 Shawanna Hambrick
Aug 30, 2014 rachel wilkes I was diagnosed with ibc grade 2b in 2012. I have done 8 rounds of chemo and 20 rads. Life is very different to how it was.....but getting there.
Aug 30, 2014 Audrey Pobutsky I was so thankful that my own breast cancer was found to not be due to the gene mutations, but I still worry about my daughter who is in her late 30's. I think screening needs to begin at an earlier age.
Aug 30, 2014 Ashley Adams
Aug 30, 2014 Robin Hunsicker
Aug 30, 2014 Elizabeth Collins
Aug 29, 2014 Tiffany Reed
Aug 29, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 29, 2014 Ruby Leon
Aug 29, 2014 Carmen Ragland
Aug 29, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 29, 2014 Annette Robic I have stage 4 of breast cancer pl
Aug 29, 2014 Ashley Covell
Aug 29, 2014 Teresa Darienzo I would stress to all young woman out there to get their mammograms regularly. I am 56 and didn't follow my own advice and now I sit here recovering from a lumpectomy with a sentinel node biopsy. By the grace of God it was caught early. so don't wait.
Aug 29, 2014 Jeni Eaton
Aug 29, 2014 Alex Nguyen My best friend is under thirty years old and she has breast cancer. I have been taking her to doctor appointments and trying my best to support her when she needs help. I don't want anyone else to feel what I feel.
Aug 29, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 29, 2014 Tracie Griffin BRCA 1 TRIPLE NEG @ 36
Aug 29, 2014 AJ Atherton I was diagnosed with stage 3 Breast Cancer a year ago. I am only 28 and have no family history. Breast Cancer is striking young women aggressively! There has to be better preventative measures and information available to women under 40.
Aug 29, 2014 Natalie Kula
Aug 29, 2014 Denise Boldman
Aug 29, 2014 Dawn Webb
Aug 27, 2014 Allen Dorney
Aug 26, 2014 vaiva griskaite
Aug 26, 2014 Debra Wilson
Aug 26, 2014 Jaye Howard Breast cancer needs to be wiped off this earth. Please pledge to raise awareness of this terrible disease.
Aug 26, 2014 Tiffany Pinnock
Aug 20, 2014 maria manuela lopes
Aug 20, 2014 Robert petermann
Aug 19, 2014 Angela Howard
Aug 19, 2014 lisa sheppard
Aug 19, 2014 Joel Quaintance If Medicine can heal/ cure illnesses better than prays to YHVH, show me the scientific studies. Otherwise, SHUTUP and DO GOOD i.e. YHVH's WILL/ WORDS! Give hope in YHVH's Power to heal those who obey His (YHVH) Law, not unproven promises or propaganda.
Aug 19, 2014 Lauren Van Gundy
Aug 13, 2014 Ana Bruzzi
Aug 12, 2014 Jana Maksuta Waltz

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