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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

Mar 29, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 26, 2015 Carla Pratas
Mar 23, 2015 rachel tanner
Mar 20, 2015 Dana Wong
Mar 20, 2015 dave c
Mar 17, 2015 Tammy Boykin
Mar 16, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 13, 2015 Francine Traniello
Mar 13, 2015 Christine Phillips
Mar 12, 2015 Lea Faulks
Mar 12, 2015 Marcia Foster
Mar 11, 2015 Sara Petrovčič
Mar 7, 2015 Joyce Gagliardi
Mar 6, 2015 mélanie hodé
Mar 3, 2015 Holly Barrett I was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 39 but pretty sure it started when I was 37.
Feb 26, 2015 emilio leone
Feb 26, 2015 Kristine Cormier
Feb 26, 2015 Natalia Truex
Feb 26, 2015 Angelika Kempter
Feb 25, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Feb 21, 2015 Crystal Kimmel
Feb 19, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Feb 12, 2015 Kate Bradly
Feb 12, 2015 Marsha King
Feb 10, 2015 (Name not displayed) Younger women have just a risk. I was 29 when I had uterine cancer and now total hysterectomy. I have alot of medical problems. I recently had 2 ultrasounds done and they found a cyst in my breast. Also for my grandmother who died from breast cancer.
Feb 4, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Feb 4, 2015 Eva Passerini
Feb 3, 2015 Ashley Deck
Feb 2, 2015 Sonya Gammons
Feb 2, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jan 30, 2015 Denise Hames
Jan 29, 2015 Peggy Hollenbach
Jan 28, 2015 Joy Branch
Jan 27, 2015 Colette Berry My sister just passed after fighting breast cancer aged 49
Jan 27, 2015 Ishea Michelle
Jan 27, 2015 Soroya Bell I am 35 years old and was diagnosed with breast cancer 3 months ago, no family HX. I found a lump and went straight to my gyno..GIRLS , A MAMMOGRAM WILL SAVE YOUR LIFE.. DO IT FOR YOURSELF, YOUR FAMILY AND WHATEVER YOU HOLD DEAR' ITS YOUR LIFE<3
Jan 27, 2015 Linda Thompson My Mom was diagnosed with breast cancer at 41 almost 32 years ago. My daughter was diagnosed at 27 just 8 months after my own diagnosis. Cancer does not discriminate it is up to all of us to spread the word!
Jan 27, 2015 Beverly Salazar
Jan 27, 2015 Caryl Johnson
Jan 27, 2015 Christine Shaver
Jan 27, 2015 Kristina Zabala My mom was only 33 when she was diagnosed with breast cancer, "too young" for standard screening. She didn't survive.
Jan 27, 2015 Tina tknight@tctc.com
Jan 27, 2015 Christina Collins My Mother & cousin are Breast Cancer Survivors!! I support because of them...and all whom have fought this disease....<3
Jan 27, 2015 Teresa Butler My precious Mother went to Heaven October 21, 1990 so this is a cause I support!
Jan 27, 2015 Ishea Sierra
Jan 27, 2015 Malinda Teamoh
Jan 27, 2015 Sandra Summers
Jan 27, 2015 julie allen
Jan 27, 2015 (Name not displayed)

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