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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 3, 2015 Stefani Boggeln I'm 37 years old currently fighting triple negative breast cancer, an extremely aggressive type. No family history of breast cancer and I tested negative for the BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene. Do your monthly exams and get those mammograms as soon as possible!
Jul 3, 2015 Nancy Cooper I Pledge to help stop breast cancer 181/2 year survivor and now my daughter has a large lump, praying that she will be ok.
Jul 2, 2015 Tara Lehane
Jul 2, 2015 Carolyn Lee
Jul 2, 2015 Deborah Wentz
Jul 2, 2015 Tasha Howell Im 37 years old, diagnosed with stage 3 Breast cancer, found the lump scheduled exam and ultrasound found a total of 5 places on Breast and lymph nodes, it's so important women under 40 get mammograms!!
Jul 2, 2015 Amanda Prazak My doctor just found a lump in my breast. I'm 25, I get my first mammo next week. Please take breast cancer seriously and feel your boobs!
Jul 2, 2015 melek korel
Jul 2, 2015 (Name not displayed) Diagnosed with triple neg breast cancer stage 1a at the age of 32. Last chemo on July 8. Trust in God and fight!
Jul 1, 2015 Marilee Obsniuk Was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 35. Single mother of 3. Am now doing chemo treatments.
Jul 1, 2015 regina rader had breast cancer 2 times. Ages 36 & 42.. We must protect our young from this insidious disease
Jul 1, 2015 Marie Santiago I hope they change the plan for women to have their first mammogram at a later age.
Jul 1, 2015 amy mccoy I am a 36 year old mother of three who was diagnosed 3/months ago, Let's get some answers!!
Jul 1, 2015 Misty martinez
Jul 1, 2015 Tammy Womack
Jul 1, 2015 Dolores Simonelli
Jul 1, 2015 Jannie Pinkney I'm pledging for my mother who was just diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer. FIGHT LIKE A GIRL!!!
Jul 1, 2015 Linda Rojas
Jul 1, 2015 Carol Blackden
Jul 1, 2015 Susy Anaya As a recently breast cancer patient at age 40, we need to prevent Breast cancer for our younger generation. I support prevention.
Jul 1, 2015 donna heaton
Jul 1, 2015 ana garcia
Jul 1, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jun 29, 2015 Igor Dukanovic
Jun 28, 2015 anna mandracchia
Jun 28, 2015 Michelle Bichimer I had my first "abnormality" DX on my right breast when I was 37 & breast cancer in my left breast @ 46. Early detection/more research/proper education is imperative for survival. Mammograms are a necessity, @ a younger age for those with a higher risk!
Jun 27, 2015 Jessica Holder
Jun 27, 2015 toni trentacosti
Jun 27, 2015 (Name not displayed) At the age of 39 I was diagnosed with Pagets Breast Cancer- usually diagnosed after the age of 60. I never imagined what I thought was eczema on my nipple would be cancer leading to a masectomy. I advise all my friends to be diligent
Jun 27, 2015 Kim Ford Please ladies do your self exams and get your mammograms or ultrasounds done yearly. Saves lives!!! Found my Breast Cancer on my self exam.
Jun 27, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jun 27, 2015 Mary McNear
Jun 27, 2015 Kayla Weedin Dx in 2014 at age 32.. Found the lump with self Breast exam.
Jun 27, 2015 Melanie McDaniel
Jun 26, 2015 sherron valdry
Jun 25, 2015 Erin Colón
Jun 25, 2015 gina crook
Jun 24, 2015 Destiny John
Jun 24, 2015 Kelly Christian
Jun 24, 2015 Glorines Rivera
Jun 24, 2015 Kerry Hoffman
Jun 24, 2015 Elizabeth Anderson
Jun 24, 2015 Barb Herbst
Jun 24, 2015 Teresa Kander
Jun 24, 2015 Angela Nicholson
Jun 24, 2015 (Name not displayed) in July of 2014 my 23 year old daughter was tdiagnosed with breast cancer. As women we need to put a stop to this disease!
Jun 23, 2015 Erin Bell I was hit with breast cancer at 38....found the lump with a beast self exam!
Jun 23, 2015 Laura Kazmer
Jun 23, 2015 Sue Fowler

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