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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

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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Oct 14, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Oct 14, 2016 Jacqualine Brown
Oct 14, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Oct 14, 2016 Michael D. Nesel
Oct 14, 2016 Damiana Cruz Believe,Hope,And Faith Sisters
Oct 14, 2016 Jennifer Markus
Oct 14, 2016 cathy arnold
Oct 14, 2016 Leila Ford
Oct 13, 2016 Nuno Beja
Oct 13, 2016 OSVALDO TOMAS
Oct 12, 2016 Michael ORourke
Oct 12, 2016 Pauline Carpenter
Oct 12, 2016 Susie Halmos
Oct 12, 2016 Theresa Kiernan
Oct 12, 2016 Matthew McWhirr
Oct 12, 2016 Penny Sdhaefer I pray they all get healed and stay strong though it and never give up on their life they have so much to live for
Oct 12, 2016 Cindy Fulp Please focus on the rise of breast cancer. Does it tie in w/prostate cancer at all?
Oct 8, 2016 Pamela Justice
Oct 3, 2016 (Name not displayed) Take The Pledge To Prevent Breast Cancer In Young Women!!!
Oct 2, 2016 Debbie Buckowski
Oct 1, 2016 Mabel Foncham Chingang I pledge to encourage young women in Cameroon to go in for breastcancer screening.
Oct 1, 2016 Pat Chandler As a two time survivor I well know the importance of this.
Oct 1, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Oct 1, 2016 Joan DeMarree This is for my 45 year daughter who is fighting triple negative, stage 4 breast cancer. Please say a prayer for Margo.
Sep 30, 2016 Michael Fox
Sep 30, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Sep 29, 2016 Mike Fox

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