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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

May 4, 2016 (Name not displayed)
May 2, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Apr 28, 2016 Margaret Randall
Apr 26, 2016 Kelly Garrett
Apr 26, 2016 Yvette Pio My 23 yr old daughter diagnosed 2 years ago. Age makes no difference nor do statistics. Anyone can get this horrible disease.
Apr 26, 2016 lourdes liaquen
Apr 24, 2016 Margaret Ann Meyer
Apr 17, 2016 Kelli Santistevan
Apr 16, 2016 Hester Steinberg
Apr 14, 2016 yvonne points
Apr 14, 2016 kellyann morander
Apr 13, 2016 ernesto meloni
Apr 12, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Apr 11, 2016 Dolores Bonanno
Apr 7, 2016 Juls Robertson
Apr 7, 2016 Glenda Staats
Apr 7, 2016 Carol Doud
Mar 29, 2016 Mihaela Stan
Mar 26, 2016 LARK FERN
Mar 26, 2016 tammy king
Mar 16, 2016 Michelle Prado
Mar 15, 2016 Catharine McEachern
Mar 11, 2016 Josie Avalos
Mar 11, 2016 Jacqueline Grey
Mar 7, 2016 Gen Agustsson
Mar 5, 2016 Helga Blackthorne
Feb 29, 2016 Angela Watson
Feb 18, 2016 Bob Brucker
Feb 18, 2016 Jeffrey Coen
Feb 18, 2016 M PENNA
Feb 12, 2016 Brandon Danaher
Feb 9, 2016 (Name not displayed) I was diagnosed at age 27 this is so important especially the BRACA testing. I wish I would have been better informed about it since my great grandmother and grandmother had breast breast cancer. I could have done more preventative measures.
Feb 7, 2016 Amanda Dickinson
Feb 3, 2016 Heather Smith Lost my mother to lung cancer and breast cancer in June 26th, 2015 and I went and had a mammogram done not long ago as a precaution and recently found out results came back abmormal. I have to get more scans and test done this week and I just turned 31.
Feb 2, 2016 Linda L.-Schaeffer
Feb 1, 2016 Alexis Azcárate
Feb 1, 2016 Katherine Romar
Jan 30, 2016 giuliana donadio
Jan 27, 2016 Jackie Sullivan
Jan 18, 2016 frank mlodik
Jan 17, 2016 Patricia Daily
Jan 14, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jan 11, 2016 Linda Honadel
Jan 10, 2016 Allison Richards
Jan 8, 2016 raphael balboni
Jan 7, 2016 Robert Parker
Jan 6, 2016 Jan Marek
Jan 6, 2016 Martha M. Morgan 13 year survivor - lobular breast cancer is not easily detected by mammogram-found lump 2 months after mammo. During self-exam.
Jan 5, 2016 Cheryl Williams Exercise. Eat a whole foods-based diet rich in colorful vegetables and low in processed foods. If you have a family history of breast cancer, talk to your doctor. Do your monthly self-exams!
Jan 5, 2016 Nia Vafopoulos

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