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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

Jul 22, 2014 Matthias Haess
Jul 20, 2014 Franck Gauthier
Jul 19, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 18, 2014 Geneva Richardson
Jul 17, 2014 Ela Gotkowska
Jul 17, 2014 Yvonne Bordeman I find it frustrating that I can't have a mammogram done but breast cancer has affected many woman in my family. I think the government needs to rethink their position on young women and exams.
Jul 16, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 13, 2014 j.s. simpson
Jul 11, 2014 donna hall
Jul 10, 2014 Gisela Zech
Jul 10, 2014 Angela Bonner
Jul 10, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 8, 2014 colleen drew All woman should have free mammograms ate any age if warented And men to if there is any lumps
Jul 7, 2014 Cheryl Hoskins
Jul 6, 2014 Kenneth Sanchez
Jul 1, 2014 Julian R
Jul 1, 2014 Linda Claxton
Jul 1, 2014 Mary A
Jun 30, 2014 Amanda Berthiaume
Jun 28, 2014 Sherry Hill
Jun 27, 2014 Susanne Bodi
Jun 26, 2014 shawntay carter
Jun 26, 2014 Gloria Carlton
Jun 19, 2014 Lynn Edgar
Jun 19, 2014 Judy Daniel
Jun 18, 2014 Lauren S
Jun 18, 2014 Amber Ford
Jun 16, 2014 Samantha Aoga
Jun 14, 2014 Polina Gradusova
Jun 12, 2014 Sharon Mathis
Jun 12, 2014 Michael Bruck
Jun 10, 2014 Jessica Ball
Jun 9, 2014 Elaine Vaughn
Jun 9, 2014 erika dahri
Jun 8, 2014 Kristen Worthington
Jun 8, 2014 Janet Lucas
Jun 7, 2014 Martha Tack
Jun 6, 2014 Kathryn LeMosy
Jun 6, 2014 Jennifer Reinert
Jun 5, 2014 melanie ferreira
Jun 5, 2014 Alina Kudlay
Jun 5, 2014 Geraldine Donigan
Jun 5, 2014 Melissa Pirowski
Jun 5, 2014 Teri Endrich Of course I'm 4 early prevention & detection in catching breast cancer early!
Jun 5, 2014 Sharon B
Jun 4, 2014 Martina Colombo
Jun 3, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jun 2, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jun 2, 2014 Pam Fogt I have breast cancer my surgery was May 23, 2014 They took my left breast now its time for chemo
Jun 2, 2014 sara shuster

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