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Goal: 10,000 Progress: 5,324
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

Jun 23, 2018 Beau Ryba
Jun 18, 2018 Leora Yaffi
Jun 18, 2018 Shelby Fry
Jun 5, 2018 julie matewicz
Jun 5, 2018 lisa ahmed
Jun 5, 2018 Charmaine McCarroll
Jun 5, 2018 Lydia Esser
Jun 4, 2018 Dinah Schaffer
Jun 4, 2018 Madeleine Norris
Jun 3, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jun 3, 2018 Louisa Gauerke
Jun 3, 2018 Leisa Chavez
Jun 3, 2018 cynthia Santiago
Jun 3, 2018 Elizabeth Scholl
Jun 3, 2018 Kathy Neely
Jun 3, 2018 norma graciela varrone cancio
Jun 2, 2018 Davor Maznik
Jun 1, 2018 koenraad semnck
Jun 1, 2018 Sam Wake
Jun 1, 2018 Bruce Willhide
Jun 1, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jun 1, 2018 Jade Warden Always be aware of your body. Do your monthly self breast exams. You are never to young! i was diagnosed 5 years ago at the age of 28. I had no family history of breast cancer.
Jun 1, 2018 Claydean Shoopman!
Jun 1, 2018 Louise Cheron I am signing this petition control people having cancer
May 31, 2018 Deirdre Gately
May 30, 2018 Teresa Cruz-Wortman
May 30, 2018 Janet Ullmann My regular mammogram saved me 18 months ago. I had a mastectomy and am cancer free to date. The regular checks are soo important.
May 30, 2018 Bernie Doherty
May 30, 2018 Kari Lindewirth
May 30, 2018 Deannie Stiles I'm a carrier of the Brca 2 gean cancer runs in my family bad.
May 30, 2018 Marga Childs
May 30, 2018 Theresia Jackson I was diagnosed in 2015 had double mastectomy, 6 operations later I'm still fighting to be pain free!
May 30, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 30, 2018 Marie Samec I am a survivor of early-stage bc. My mother was a survivor of bc. Sadly, my sister lost her long battle this year. I pledge to keep my daughter and others informed, do what I need to do to and do what I can to help others.
May 30, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 30, 2018 Christina Punt You never think it can happen to you when youโ€™re young. I had no family history and just had my newborn son when I found out. Be aware ladies ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ
May 30, 2018 Erika Baker
May 30, 2018 Rebekah Nugent
May 21, 2018 Aliyah Khan
May 17, 2018 Laura Orsini
May 13, 2018 Tina Wasielewski
May 9, 2018 suzanne caruso
May 8, 2018 Tina Soberri
May 8, 2018 ildiko haydu
May 8, 2018 Dorothy Honaker Stay Strong
May 8, 2018 Sandra Sweetwood
May 8, 2018 Dona Anderson
May 8, 2018 Marie-Claire Jacques
May 8, 2018 Ines Ivanisevic
May 7, 2018 Solange Maria Ghidetti

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