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Goal: 10,000 Progress: 3,133
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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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
Aug 11, 2014 Diane Monahan
Aug 11, 2014 Nikos Nizamis
Aug 10, 2014 Diana Zaviera
Aug 4, 2014 Raenee Gross
Aug 4, 2014 Pamela Haun
Aug 4, 2014 Brenda Zawierucha
Aug 1, 2014 Jennifer Ritter
Jul 31, 2014 Desiree Taylor Id love to help in any way.
Jul 31, 2014 Lynda G. Wood
Jul 31, 2014 (Name not displayed) Diagnosed at 37. I pledge to help raise awareness
Jul 26, 2014 David Mortimer
Jul 24, 2014 Kathryn Cain
Jul 23, 2014 Liza Z
Jul 22, 2014 Matthias Haess
Jul 20, 2014 Franck Gauthier
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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
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Jun 26, 2014 Gloria Carlton
Jun 19, 2014 Lynn Edgar
Jun 19, 2014 Judy Daniel
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Jun 16, 2014 Samantha Aoga
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