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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 27, 2015 Jennifer wilson
Jul 27, 2015 Jody Mahnken
Jul 27, 2015 kay carlson
Jul 27, 2015 Jacqueline Moynihan Don't wait until the recommended age for a mammogram screening! Go in your early 20's, If not insured or insurance won't cover there are hospitals, centers, etc that will test you for free every October!
Jul 27, 2015 Lauren Piper Since my diagnosis i have been on my friends to check their breasts every month. This needs awareness it is not only a 'woman over 50' issue anymore.
Jul 26, 2015 romaine coles I pledge to help other mothers to never here these words "mommy i have breast cancer"
Jul 26, 2015 Dee Lindgren 2 yr survivor! Help bring awareness today before its to late for someone tomorrow
Jul 26, 2015 (Name not displayed) you should include having a mammagram--that is way mine was found--no lumps--no outward changes-found on routine screening!!
Jul 25, 2015 Terri Fluegge I take the pledge. Do self exams!!!
Jul 25, 2015 Valerie Arroyo
Jul 25, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jul 25, 2015 sharon o'sullivan
Jul 25, 2015 Georgina Webster
Jul 25, 2015 Essie Bryant
Jul 25, 2015 Bridgette Mason
Jul 25, 2015 Dora Meza I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2012. I had a radical mastectomy to my right breast and a lumpectomy to my left one. I had 12 days of Proton Therapy twice a day, which I recommend fully since I didn't suffer from hair falling nor nausea. 3 yrs. w/o
Jul 24, 2015 Denise Godshall
Jul 24, 2015 Linda Lajoie
Jul 24, 2015 lindi Beckett I was 29years old when I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I had no family history of breast cancer and my tumor was very aggressive and lardge. You are never to young to get breast cancer, know your breasts and check yourself regularly.
Jul 24, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jul 24, 2015 Angela Young
Jul 24, 2015 kelly welfare
Jul 23, 2015 cath hayward
Jul 23, 2015 (Name not displayed) I have been recently diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma and of it weren't for the mammogram, I would've known!
Jul 23, 2015 Peter Bergeris
Jul 23, 2015 Jeanne Rose
Jul 23, 2015 victoria smith I was recently diagnosed with State IIA breast cancer at 32 years old. I will do whatever it takes to raise awareness of this horrible disease!
Jul 23, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jul 23, 2015 Jennifer Schaefer
Jul 23, 2015 Christine Mueller Currently recovering from partial mastectomy. Diagnosed with Stage 1 IDC in May.
Jul 23, 2015 Sarah Billlham
Jul 22, 2015 Dede Milewitz -Smith I am a breast cancer survivor. please watch this video my family is featured in and help us to find the cure before your loved ones have to endure the loss my family has when we lost my sister Dawn at the age of 37. https://youtu.be/eLOIqYzUiAk
Jul 22, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jul 22, 2015 Beth Rees Breast cancer survivor
Jul 22, 2015 Aubree Rowe
Jul 22, 2015 Jennifer Harden I was diagnosed in May at 40 years old, had a lumpectomy in June and started my 6 weeks of radiation this week. Without my yearly mammogram I wouldn't have found this until it was much bigger and more serious. Mammograms save lives!
Jul 22, 2015 Alexia Cribb
Jul 22, 2015 Jenn McMahon Mammograms have become my mission. I was diagnosed with breat cancer at 40. I could not feel the limp, nor could the doc. Mammogram saved my life.
Jul 21, 2015 T Meyer
Jul 21, 2015 Katie Marchese
Jul 21, 2015 holm rashid
Jul 21, 2015 Amanda Christensen
Jul 21, 2015 Susan Shank Stage 1 diagnosed 7/20/2015. Caught very early thanks to yearly mamograms. Radiation therapy starts next week. Please follow the 5 steps.
Jul 18, 2015 James Kennedy
Jul 18, 2015 bridgette garfield
Jul 18, 2015 Leah LaCava
Jul 17, 2015 Beth Kohler
Jul 16, 2015 BEVERLY SAIN Please!!! Take It Seriously, If it happened to me it can happen to anyone.
Jul 16, 2015 Victoria Miniaci
Jul 14, 2015 (Name not displayed)

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