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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

Dec 12, 2014 John Taylor Jr
Dec 9, 2014 annette florence
Dec 7, 2014 Dina Mattas
Dec 6, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 2, 2014 Erica Bennett
Dec 2, 2014 Thomas Gale
Nov 29, 2014 Tracey DeBrew Let's start doing more preventive seminars to assist and educate our young ladies. I remember there being a 10 year old girl who went through breast cancer when I did and I often wonder what happened to her. I started having symptoms at 13.
Nov 27, 2014 Julia Foreman
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Nov 20, 2014 jeremie ROXAS
Nov 20, 2014 Evelina Kopcheva
Nov 19, 2014 Cindy Jefferys
Nov 14, 2014 Kirk Rhoads
Nov 11, 2014 Lee Reed
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Nov 8, 2014 Anastasia Lamers
Oct 30, 2014 melissa eliot
Oct 30, 2014 Cathy Wriedt
Oct 28, 2014 Vanessa Deja
Oct 28, 2014 Jordi Estruells Chirivella
Oct 25, 2014 Nicole Harrison
Oct 24, 2014 Andrea Fogt
Oct 24, 2014 Irene Souder-Coyle Cousin and friend diagnosed well before 40. Friend died at 49 after a long battle with breast cancer.
Oct 23, 2014 Denise Payne
Oct 23, 2014 keyra bryant
Oct 22, 2014 Doug Matthews
Oct 20, 2014 peggy bera
Oct 18, 2014 Rochelle Davila
Oct 17, 2014 kirsty sliker honor of GB <3
Oct 16, 2014 tiffany Lorion
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Oct 11, 2014 ann kathrin salewski
Oct 11, 2014 Kimberly McLaughlin
Oct 10, 2014 SERGIO ANTON
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Oct 10, 2014 Victoria Kirkpatrick GodBless all of you
Oct 10, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 9, 2014 Ngyra Stebbins
Oct 9, 2014 Susie Ulloa
Oct 9, 2014 Gloria De la Peña
Oct 8, 2014 Peter Scott
Oct 8, 2014 Brenda Culver Lost my cousin at age 30, youngest sister diagnosed at 30! Breast Cancer can occur no matter your age!
Oct 8, 2014 asia stokes I pledge
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Oct 8, 2014 Calvin Nokes For my beautiful friends, you know who you are?
Oct 8, 2014 Artem Vyzhenko
Oct 8, 2014 jennifer jackson

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