Cancer Ribbons and their Significance

Cancer awareness ribbons of various shades and colours are a symbol of support for cancer community (survivors and patients). The cancer ribbons are intended to draw attention to those who are affected and spread awareness about the disease.

Himanshu Sharma
Written by: Himanshu SharmaPublished at: Oct 15, 2012

Pink Ribbon

Pink Ribbon
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Pink ribbon is the most easily recognisable ribbon among all cancer-awareness ribbons. Wearing a pink ribbon means that you are representing breast cancer patients who are battling the disease and urging others to join their fight against cancer.

Yellow Ribbon

Yellow Ribbon
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Yellow colour, which is a symbol of hope, is associated with bladder and liver cancer. Generally, the yellow ribbon is symbolic of suicide awareness and endometriosis awareness.

Black Ribbon

Black Ribbon
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Black ribbon represents support for melanoma or skin cancer. A black ribbon is worn to spread awareness about skin cancer, encourage people to avail regular screening and support patients in their fight against cancer.

Purple Ribbon

Purple Ribbon
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Purple ribbon is indicative of supporting the cause of pancreatic cancer, thyroid and testicular cancer patients. It is a medium to bring attention to the issues of patients suffering from these cancer forms.

Teal Ribbon

Teal Ribbon
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The teal ribbon signifies support for polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) and ovarian cancer. Just by wearing a teal ribbon, you are reminding people about the cause to fight ovarian cancer.

Burgundy Ribbon

Burgundy Ribbon
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Wearing a burgundy ribbon represents support for multiple myeloma or bone marrow cancer patients. The idea of wearing a burgundy ribbon is to draw attention to health issues of the patients and informing people about the need for early intervention and treatment options available.

Green Ribbon

Green Ribbon
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Green ribbon, a symbol of kidney cancer and liver cancer, is worn as an effort to raise awareness about the disease.

Grey Ribbon

Grey Ribbon
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A grey ribbon symbolises brain cancer and is worn to promote brain cancer awareness.

White Ribbon

White Ribbon
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Wearing a white ribbon means that you are supporting lung cancer patients in their cause and spreading awareness about the disease.

Blue Ribbon

Blue Ribbon
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The blue cancer ribbon is symbolic of colon and colorectal cancer. Light blue ribbons represent support for prostate cancer. Wearing a blue ribbon means that you are supporting patients in their battle with cancer.

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