Cancer Awareness Ribbon Colors & Colors for Other Causes

While most people know that pink represents breast cancer, most people don't know the colors for other causes. Find them here along with more details.  While most of our products don't feature cancer awareness ribbons so that they can be worn on more of an everyday basis, we do offer products in a wide variety of colors so that you can still show support for your favorite cause.  You may also want to read about the history of the awareness ribbon.

 

All cancers

Purple Awareness Ribbon

Color: Lavender

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Appendix cancer

Amber Awareness Ribbon

Color: Amber

Appendix cancer is one of the rarest cancers, with less than 1,000 people being diagnosed with it in the United States each year. Because of this, there is not a lot of research done on it. Many times the symptoms are similar to appendicitis. Since these symptoms don’t appear until the cancer has progressed, it is usually diagnosed at a much later stage than other cancers.

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Bladder cancer

Blue awareness ribbonPurple awareness ribbonMarigold awareness ribbon

Colors: Blue, marigold, and purple

Awareness month: May


Bladder cancer is the fifth most common type of cancer, and when treated early it has a very high rate of success. While it is most common in men, women can also get bladder cancer. Approximately 2.4 percent of men and women will develop this type of cancer in their lifetime. Bladder cancer awareness month is in May, so be sure to look out for events during this month to help show your support.

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Brain tumor

Grey awareness ribbon

Color: Grey

Awareness month: May


Primary brain tumors - those that begin in the brain and tend to stay in the brain - occur in people of all ages, but they are statistically more frequent in children and older adults. Metastatic brain tumors - those that begin as a cancer elsewhere in the body and spread to the brain - are more common in adults than children.

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Breast cancer

Pink awareness ribbon

Color: Pink

Awareness month: October


About 1 in 8 U.S. women (about 12%) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. A woman’s risk of breast cancer nearly doubles if she has a first-degree relative (mother, sister, daughter) who has been diagnosed with breast cancer. Less than 15% of women who get breast cancer have a family member diagnosed with it. The most significant risk factors for breast cancer are gender (being a woman) and age (growing older).

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Carcinoid cancer

Black awareness ribbon

Color: Zebra print

Awareness month: November


Each year, about 8,000 adults in the United States are diagnosed with a carcinoid tumor in their GI tract. The most common place in the GI tract for this type of tumor is the small intestine. People are most often diagnosed in their early 60s. The 5-year survival rate tells you what percent of people live at least 5 years after the cancer is found. Percent means how many out of 100. However, the survival rate depends on many factors, including the location of the tumor.

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Cervical cancer

Teal awareness ribbonWhite awareness ribbon

Colors: Teal and white

Awareness month: January


Cervical cancer was once one of the most common causes of cancer death for American women. But over the last 40 years, the cervical cancer death rate has gone down by more than 50%. The main reason for this change was the increased use of the Pap test. This screening procedure can find changes in the cervix before cancer develops. It can also find cervical cancer early − in its most curable stage. Cervical cancer tends to occur in midlife. Most cases are found in women younger than 50. It rarely develops in women younger than 20.

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Childhood cancer

Gold awareness ribbon

Color: Gold

Awareness month: September


Each year, the parents of approximately 15,700 kids will hear the words “your child has cancer.” Across all ages, ethnic groups and socio-economics, this disease remains the number one cause of death by disease in children. Despite major advances – from an overall survival rate of 10 percent just fifty years ago to nearly 90 percent today, for many rare cancers, the survival rate is much lower. Furthermore, the number of diagnosed cases annually has not declined in nearly 20 years.

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Colon cancer

Dark blue awareness ribbon

Color: Dark Blue

Awareness month: March


Colon cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer and the second leading cause of cancer death in men and women combined in the United States. The American Cancer Society estimates that this year 95,520 people will be diagnosed with colon cancer, 39,910 will be diagnosed with rectal cancer, and 50,260 will die from this disease. On average, the lifetime risk of developing colon cancer is about one in 23 for men and women combined (4.5%), however, this varies widely according to individual risk factors.

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Endometrial cancer

Peach awareness ribbon

Color: Peach

Awareness month: September


Endometrial cancer affects mainly postmenopausal women. The average age of women diagnosed with endometrial cancer is 60. It is uncommon in women under the age of 45.
This cancer is slightly more common in white women, but black women are more likely to die from it. There are more than 600,000 survivors of endometrial cancer.

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Esophageal cancer

Periwinkle awareness ribbon

Color: Periwinkle
Awareness month: April


Esophageal cancer makes up about 1% of all cancers diagnosed in the United States, but it is much more common in some other parts of the world, such as Iran, northern China, India, and southern Africa. Although many people with esophageal cancer will go on to die from this disease, treatment has improved and survival rates are getting better. During the 1960s and 1970s, only about 5% of patients survived at least 5 years after being diagnosed. Now, about 20% of patients survive at least 5 years after diagnosis. This number includes patients with all stages of esophageal cancer. Survival rates for people with early stage cancer are higher.

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Gallbladder cancer

Green awareness ribbon

Color: Green
Awareness month: February


This year, an estimated 11,740 adults (5,320 men and 6,420 women) in the United States will be diagnosed with gallbladder and other biliary cancers. In that estimate, about 4,000 are specifically gallbladder cancers. Incidence rates of gallbladder cancer are 66% higher in women than in men. It is estimated that 3,830 deaths (1,630 men and 2,200 women) from these diseases will occur this year. The 5-year survival rate tells you what percent of people live at least 5 years after the cancer is found. Percent means how many out of 100. The 5-year survival rate for people with gallbladder cancer is 19%. However, the survival rate depends on several factors, including the extent of cancer at the time of diagnosis

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Head and neck cancer

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Colors: Burgundy and ivory
Awareness week: April 2–9, 2017


The incidence of head and neck cancer increases with age, especially after 50 years of age. Although most patients are between 50 and 70 years old, younger patients can develop head and neck cancer. There are more women and fewer smokers in the younger patient group with oral cavity cancers and no known risk factors.

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Hodgkin’s lymphoma

Violet awareness ribbon

Color: Violet
Awareness month: September


This year, an estimated 8,260 people (4,650 men and 3,610 women) in the United States will be diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma. It is estimated that 1,070 deaths (630 men and 440 women) from this disease will occur this year. The survival rate has been going up the past 40 years thanks to treatment improvements

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Kidney cancer

Orange awareness ribbon

Color: Orange
Awareness month: March


The average age of people when they are diagnosed is 64. Kidney cancer is very uncommon in people younger than age 45. Kidney cancer is among the 10 most common cancers in both men and women. Overall, the lifetime risk for developing kidney cancer is about 1 in 63 (1.6%)

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Leiomyosarcoma

Purple awareness ribbon

Color: Purple
Awareness day: July 15


Leiomyosarcoma (LMS) is a type of soft tissue sarcoma. Soft tissue sarcomas can develop in muscle, fat, blood vessels, or any of the other tissues that support, surround and protect the organs of the body. Leiomyosarcoma is one of the more common types of soft tissue sarcoma to develop in adults.

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Leukemia

Orange awareness ribbon

Color: Orange
Awareness month: September


Leukemia begins in a cell in the bone marrow. The cell undergoes a change and becomes a type of leukemia cell. Once the marrow cell undergoes a leukemic change, the leukemia cells may grow and survive better than normal cells. Over time, the leukemia cells crowd out or suppress the development of normal cells. The rate at which leukemia progresses and how the cells replace the normal blood and marrow cells are different with each type of leukemia.

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Liver cancer

Emerald green awareness ribbon

Color: Emerald
Awareness month: October


Your liver is the largest organ inside your body. It helps your body digest food, store energy, and remove poisons. Primary liver cancer starts in the liver. Metastatic liver cancer starts somewhere else and spreads to your liver. Symptoms can include a lump or pain on the right side of your abdomen and yellowing of the skin. However, you may not have symptoms until the cancer is advanced. This makes it harder to treat. Doctors use tests that examine the liver and the blood to diagnose liver cancer. Treatment options include surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, or liver transplantation.

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Lung cancer

White awareness ribbon

Color: White
Awareness month: November


Lung cancer is by far the leading cause of cancer death among both men and women; about 1 out of 4 cancer deaths are from lung cancer. Each year, more people die of lung cancer than of colon, breast, and prostate cancers combined. Lung cancer mainly occurs in older people.

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Melanoma and skin cancer

Black awareness ribbon

Color: Black
Awareness month: May


An estimated 87,110 new cases of invasive melanoma will be diagnosed in the U.S. in 2017. An estimated 9,730 people will die of melanoma in 2017. Melanoma accounts for less than one percent of skin cancer cases, but the vast majority of skin cancer deaths. The vast majority of melanomas are caused by the sun.

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Multiple myeloma

Burgundy awareness ribbon

Color: Burgundy
Awareness month: March


It is estimated that 12,590 deaths (6,660 men and 5,930 women) from this disease will occur this year. The 5-year survival rate tells you what percent of people live at least 5 years after the cancer is found. Percent means how many out of 100. The 5-year survival rate for people with multiple myeloma is about 49%.

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Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma

Lime green awareness ribbon

Color: Lime green
Awareness month: September


Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) is one of the most common cancers in the United States, accounting for about 4% of all cancers. The American Cancer Society's most recent estimates for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma are for 2017: About 72,240 people (40,080 males and 32,160 females) will be diagnosed with NHL. Survival rates for NHL vary widely, depending on the lymphoma type, stage, age of the patient, and other variables. According to the American Cancer Society, the overall 5-year relative survival rate for patients with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma is 63% and the 10-year relative survival rate is 51%.

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Ovarian cancer

Teal awareness ribbon

Color: Teal
Awareness month: September (and May 8)


Ovarian cancer ranks fifth in cancer deaths among women, accounting for more deaths than any other cancer of the female reproductive system. A woman's risk of getting ovarian cancer during her lifetime is about 1 in 75. Her lifetime chance of dying from ovarian cancer is about 1 in 100.

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Pancreatic cancer

Purple awareness ribbon

Color: Purple
Awareness month: November


Lifetime risk of pancreatic cancer. The average lifetime risk of pancreatic cancer for both men and women is about 1 in 65 (1.5%). But each person's chances of getting this cancer can be affected by certain risk factors

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Prostate cancer

Light blue awareness ribbon

Color: Light blue
Awareness month: September


Prostate cancer is the third leading cause of cancer death in American men, behind lung cancer and colorectal cancer. About 1 man in 39 will die of prostate cancer.
Prostate cancer can be a serious disease, but most men diagnosed with prostate cancer do not die from it. In fact, more than 2.9 million men in the United States who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer at some point are still alive today.

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Sarcoma (bone cancer)

Yellow awareness ribbon

Color: Yellow
Awareness month: July


It’s a rare type of cancer recognized in July through Sarcoma Awareness Month and it's yellow-colored ribbon. And, if you didn’t know anything about sarcoma, now is a good time to learn. There’s a reason you typically don’t hear much about sarcoma. It’s a relatively rare type of cancer, causing a relatively small amount of diagnoses. That’s why it’s so important to be aware – because otherwise, you might not realize what’s going on until it’s too late.

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Stomach cancer

Periwinkle awareness ribbon

Color: Periwinkle
Awareness month: November


About 6 of every 10 people diagnosed with stomach cancer each year are 65 or older. The average risk that a person will develop stomach cancer in their lifetime is about 1 in 111. This risk is higher in men than in women, and can also be affected by a number of other factors.

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Testicular cancer

Orchid awareness ribbon

Color: Orchid
Awareness month: April


The incidence rate of testicular cancer has been increasing in the United States and many other countries for several decades. The increase is mostly in seminomas. Experts have not been able to find reasons for this increase. Lately, the rate of increase has slowed. Testicular cancer is not common; about 1 of every 263 males will develop testicular cancer at some point during their lifetime. The average age at the time of diagnosis of testicular cancer is about 33. This is largely a disease of young and middle-aged men, but about 7% of cases occur in children and teens, and about 7% occur in men over the age of 55.

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Thyroid cancer

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Colors: Teal, pink, and blue
Awareness month: September


The number of deaths was 0.5 per 100,000 men and women per year. These rates are age-adjusted and based on 2010-2014 cases and deaths. Lifetime Risk of Developing Cancer: Approximately 1.2 percent of men and women will be diagnosed with thyroid cancer at some point during their lifetime, based on 2012-2014 data.

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Colors Associated with other Causes  

 

Alzheimer’s

Purple awareness ribbon

Color: Purple

Awareness month: June


The number of Americans living with Alzheimer's disease is growing — and growing fast. ... Of the estimated 5.5 million Americans living with Alzheimer's dementia in 2017, an estimated 5.3 million are age 65 and older and approximately 200,000 individuals are under age 65 and have younger-onset Alzheimer's.

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HIV/AIDS

Red awareness ribbon
Color: Red

Awareness Day: December 1st

HIV is short for human immunodeficiency virus. It works by harming your immune system and destroying white blood cells. These cells are important because it is what your boy uses to fight infection. Having a low white blood cell count can also put you at risk for a serious infection and some cancers. HIV can progress into AIDS, acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. Aids is the final stage of infection with HIV.

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Parkinson's

Grey awareness ribbon

Color: Grey

Awareness month: April


As many as one million Americans live with Parkinson’s disease, which is more awareness than the combined number of people diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy and Lou Gehrig’s disease. Approximately 60,000 Americans are diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease each year, and this number does not reflect the thousands of cases that go undetected.
An estimated seven to 10 million people worldwide are living with Parkinson’s disease.

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Multiple Sclerosis

Orange awareness ribbon

Color: Orange

Awareness month: March


Prevalence. The Multiple Sclerosis Foundation estimates that more than 400,000 people in the United States and about 2.5 million people around the world have MS. About 200 new cases are diagnosed each week in the United States. Rates of MS are higher farther from the equator.

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Spinal cord injuries

Green awareness ribbon

Color: Green

Awareness month: September


The term 'spinal cord injury' refers to damage to the spinal cord resulting from trauma (e.g. a car crash) or from disease or degeneration (e.g. cancer). There is no reliable estimate of global prevalence, but estimated annual global incidence is 40 to 80 cases per million population.

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Autism

Bright blue awareness ribbon

Color: In addition to the puzzle piece, the official color for National Autism Awareness Month is a bright royal blue.

Awareness month: April


In 2016, the Centers for Disease Control’s Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) reported that approximately 1 in 68 children in the United States has been identified with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). This rate remains the same as in 2014, which is the first time it has not risen. However, with respect to older data, this new estimate is roughly 30 percent higher than the previous estimate of 1 in 88 children reported in 2012. In the 1980s autism prevalence was reported as 1 in 10,000. In the nineties, prevalence was 1 in 2500 and later 1 in 1000.

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Epilepsy

Purple awareness ribbon

Color: Purple

Awareness month: November


Epilepsy by the Numbers: Facts, Statistics, and You. Epilepsy is a neurological disorder caused by unusual nerve cell activity in the brain. Each year, about 150,000 Americans are diagnosed with the central nervous system disorder that causes seizures. Over a lifetime, one in 26 people will be diagnosed with it.

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