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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!

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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
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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
Jan 5, 2016 Gay Turner survivor. 21/2 years . Mammogram saved me. No symptoms. So grateful!
Jan 5, 2016 Cecile Lemay
Jan 5, 2016 shan gros
Jan 5, 2016 Mckenzee Millett
Jan 5, 2016 De'Yolanda Lowery
Jan 5, 2016 Loisann Sciarrillo
Jan 5, 2016 Jane Harrison
Jan 5, 2016 Autumn Gray
Jan 5, 2016 Sherri Taylor
Jan 5, 2016 Tabitha Daniel
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Jan 5, 2016 Mary Walker
Jan 5, 2016 Traci Oehlstrom
Jan 5, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jan 5, 2016 Angela Parker
Jan 5, 2016 Mairi Thomson
Jan 5, 2016 Cassandra Henley
Jan 5, 2016 (Name not displayed) Early detection can be the key to survival!
Jan 5, 2016 Elizabeth George
Jan 4, 2016 Zulma Petersen
Jan 3, 2016 Ann Blank
Jan 3, 2016 Gayle Huffman
Jan 3, 2016 Lisa Capitelli
Jan 3, 2016 Anki Nilsson
Jan 3, 2016 alexandra ioannides
Jan 3, 2016 Kathi Schultz
Jan 3, 2016 Pam Bagwell I pray everyday. For breast cancer will soon be cured
Jan 3, 2016 Katrina Lopes I was just diagnosed with breast cancer after my first mammogram at age forty. It could have been found earlier if I had had earlier screening because of my family history.
Jan 3, 2016 Kristie Sergent
Jan 3, 2016 Deanna FileKennedy

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