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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

Apr 17, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 17, 2014 Connie Kirkham
Apr 17, 2014 sara self
Apr 16, 2014 Tina Russell
Apr 15, 2014 Fundación Vida
Apr 14, 2014 Barbara Rock Im Doing a Page On The Mental Scars Of Breast Cancer TOO ,If you Could please like and share my page to help Awareness ,Thankyou
Apr 14, 2014 Wendi walker
Apr 13, 2014 June Curley
Apr 13, 2014 Janice Hughes
Apr 13, 2014 sherry williams
Apr 12, 2014 Alexis Dougherty
Apr 12, 2014 Lori D.Haage
Apr 12, 2014 Sheena Jennings
Apr 10, 2014 Rhonda Petersen
Apr 9, 2014 Suzanne Green
Apr 9, 2014 Diana Schnelle
Apr 8, 2014 Denyse Reilly Cancer in 2007. I was 39. In 2010 it was back, again in 2010. My daughter is scared. It is so important to take good care of the only body you will ever get. Eat right. Exercise. What we do or not do can make a difference. Check your self monthly. Pray.
Apr 8, 2014 Jeanie Hall I Thank the Lord for 8 years cancer free
Apr 8, 2014 Norma Vara
Apr 8, 2014 Marta Sanchez
Apr 8, 2014 (Name not displayed) We need woman around,because they really important for children & men & also family to.
Apr 8, 2014 Inmaculada Sosa
Apr 8, 2014 Eva Sklenar
Apr 8, 2014 (Name not displayed) I have 2 daughters and and a family history of breast cancer including myself. i want everyone to be aware.
Apr 8, 2014 Barbara Hague
Apr 8, 2014 jose manuel ramirez
Apr 8, 2014 peter scott
Apr 8, 2014 Beth Erickson-Boyd
Apr 8, 2014 Vera Georgiou
Apr 8, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 8, 2014 Heather Lamantia
Apr 8, 2014 Mary Hawkins
Apr 8, 2014 Chiara Lucrezi
Apr 8, 2014 Lori Isler
Apr 8, 2014 Yvonne Johnson
Apr 8, 2014 Samantha Busby
Apr 8, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 7, 2014 Larizza Loo
Apr 7, 2014 Cheryl Potter
Apr 7, 2014 Laetitia Brandt
Apr 7, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 7, 2014 Carmen Martinez Azanza
Apr 7, 2014 Annabel Kent
Apr 7, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 6, 2014 (Name not displayed) I am a two time survivor (both diagnoses were in my 30s). I found the lump myself and have no family history. It is sooo important for young women to be informed!
Apr 6, 2014 Olivia Chavez
Apr 6, 2014 Michelle Hencye There are many reasons why this is happening amongst the young women today. It is very sad! The young women of today need to be educated as to some of the reasons why and how they can prevent it!
Apr 6, 2014 ivy brantley
Apr 6, 2014 Gabriele Sillah

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