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Goal: 10,000 Progress: 4,957
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

Dec 7, 2016 Kathie E Takush
Dec 7, 2016 Bree Santiglia
Dec 5, 2016 Rosemary McCourt
Dec 3, 2016 Averill Waterhouse
Nov 27, 2016 Margit Steidl Live a healthy life!
Nov 24, 2016 Arlete Conceicao More support for young cancer patients
Nov 15, 2016 Annie Raimundi Please check yourself often.Cancer can attack at any age. I'm battling Cancer these days. Faith,Hope and God be with me and all those that have this disease.
Nov 15, 2016 Elaine Tokarski
Nov 14, 2016 m march
Nov 13, 2016 k k
Nov 13, 2016 Irene Franzis
Nov 13, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Nov 13, 2016 chantal vagnat
Nov 13, 2016 Karen Neumeier Awareness is the aware of using antiperspirants...they block the sweat glands and create fertile ground for the glands going to the breasts..I switched to crystal deodorants...they neutralize the smell without creating the blockage
Nov 13, 2016 Stephanie Spencer
Nov 13, 2016 Sara Smith
Nov 9, 2016 Patricia Vazquez
Nov 9, 2016 Mary Clark
Nov 9, 2016 Emily Willis
Nov 8, 2016 K Wilmes This is IMPORTANT!!! We can't wait 20 yrs to receive the horrible statistics for what we already know --- Young lives matter & Mammos can help save them!
Nov 6, 2016 Donna Sawyer
Nov 4, 2016 natalie hughes
Nov 2, 2016 Debra Angioletti
Oct 27, 2016 Tammy Elliott
Oct 27, 2016 Carolyn Crawford
Oct 25, 2016 Debbie Lamm
Oct 25, 2016 Marsha Croner
Oct 20, 2016 Michele Freeman
Oct 20, 2016 Batya Harlow
Oct 18, 2016 Jennifer Gibbons
Oct 18, 2016 Amanda Bradfield
Oct 18, 2016 Sherlyn Fitl
Oct 18, 2016 Adele True
Oct 18, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Oct 18, 2016 Meghan Ripley
Oct 18, 2016 Rachel McCabe Check your boobs!
Oct 17, 2016 Jarline Jordan The younger generations are being affected by the breast cancer gene and are dying young
Oct 17, 2016 aLeXX GoloWin
Oct 16, 2016 Anthony Hostetter
Oct 16, 2016 Donna Hamilton
Oct 16, 2016 Desiree Sutton
Oct 16, 2016 Nyoka Payne 16 Year Survivor of Breast Cancer. I pledge to share this info and hope all women get mammograms. Mothers, daughters, sisters and friends.
Oct 16, 2016 Scott Sayers
Oct 16, 2016 Cheryl Vaz Mammograms are important. My breast cancer was not found by self or doctor exam. It was found in my yearly mammo. I had a lumpectomy and 33 rounds of radiation. Thankfully no cancer in my lymph nodes. Mammograms are important at all ages.
Oct 16, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Oct 16, 2016 Charlene Squires
Oct 16, 2016 Robert Quinn
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