Types of Cancer Color Ribbons and How Is It to Wear It

Many types of cancer color ribbons are now established, apart of lavender that represent all cancer. With almost every types of cancer are now having it own color ribbon, it would be easier for people to express their awareness and support to particular type of cancer. It is also easier to hold campaign of particular cancer using specific cancer color ribbons of the cancer. The awareness and support is very important for people with cancer as well as people around them. It gives strength to fight the cancer and it also help in research funding. If such a simple thing could help, why do we not want to give a hand?


Color ribbons for cancer type are started with the most popular color that is pink. The pink ribbon represents breast cancer. The other colors are including black for melanoma or skin cancer, gold for childhood cancer, dark blue for colon cancer, teal for ovarian cancer and grey for brain cancer. There are also emerald green for liver cancer, blue for prostate cancer, purple for pancreatic and leiomyosarcoma, lime green for lymphoma, burgundy for multiple myeloma, orange, for leukemia, periwinkle blue for esophageal and stomach cancer, peach for uterine cancer, Kelly green for kidney cancer, and yellow for sarcoma, bone, and bladder cancer.

Types of Cancer Color Ribbons


Some of types of cancer color ribbons are combination of colors. The colors are teal/white for cervical cancer, burgundy/ivory for head & neck cancer, and teal/pink/blue for thyroid cancer. Lung cancer is quite different because the community of lung cancer chose clear or colorless ribbon to represent lung cancer. It is somehow a good way to symbolize support and awareness because it is distinctive choice that makes people easily remember. Then, there is also ribbon with pattern such as zebra that represent carcinoid cancer. If you want to know the complete color ribbons and see the different, you can check out cancer color ribbon chart.


Similar with other color ribbon, the most common way to wear it is to pin the ribbon on the left chest. You can also wear it on other part of your clothing such as on the hand. Apart of the clothing, you can also pin the ribbon on your bag or other stuff that you can pin it as long as it is visible because the aim of wearing cancer type color ribbon is to increase awareness to the cancer. The ribbons are also now available in various jewelries form such as bracelet. You can wear it and show your awareness. Just be wise with your choice of types of cancer color ribbons.

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