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Cancer Awareness Ribbons Color Chart

  • Date: 2019/02/28 (Rev. 2019/03/01)
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  • Synopsis : List, table and printable chart outlining the colors of awareness ribbons that represent different types of cancer and their causes.

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Cancer is defined as a group of diseases involving abnormal cell growth with the potential to invade or spread to other parts of the body. The majority of cancers are due to environmental risk factors, and many - but not all - of these environmental factors are controllable lifestyle choices.

Many cancers today can be prevented by not smoking, maintaining a healthy weight, not drinking too much alcohol, eating plenty of vegetables, fruits and whole grains, vaccination against certain infectious diseases, not eating too much processed and red meat and avoiding too much sunlight exposure.

Today's cancer research ranges from epidemiology, molecular bioscience to clinical trials to evaluate and compare applications of the various cancer treatments including; surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, hormone therapy, immunotherapy and combined treatment modalities such as chemo-radiotherapy.

Cancer Awareness: Color Chart of Ribbon Colors for Cancers

Awareness Ribbon Colors for Common Cancers
Ribbon Color(s)Cancer Type
Amber Appendix Cancer
Black Skin Cancer (or orange with a sun) - Melanoma
Burgundy Multiple Myeloma
Blue Colon Cancer - Colorectal Cancer - Rectal Cancer (Blue or Brown)
Emerald Liver Cancer (Emerald or Jade Green)
Gold Childhood Cancer
Gray Brain Cancer - Glioblastoma
Green Bile Duct Cancer - Bone Marrow Transplant - Kidney Cancer (Renal Cell Carcinoma) (Green or Orange)
Lavender All Cancers
Light Blue Prostate Cancer - Lymphedema
Light Purple Testicular Cancer
Lime Green Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Orange Leukemia - Kidney Cancer - Skin Cancer - (Orange with a sun, or black)
Peach Uterine - Endometrial Cancer
Periwinkle Gastric Cancer - Small Intestine Cancer - Stomach Cancer - Esophageal Cancer
Pink Breast Cancer - Hot Pink for Inflammatory Breast Cancer - Teal and Pink for Hereditary Breast Cancer and for Breast and Gynecologic Cancers Together - Male Breast Cancer: Light Baby Pink and Baby Blue.
Purple Pancreatic Cancer - Cancer Survivor - Leiomyosarcoma - Testicular Cancer (Purple Orchid or Violet)
Teal Ovarian Cancer - Gynecological Cancer
Violet Hodgkin Lymphoma
White,Pearl Lung Cancer - Mesothelioma (Pearl) - Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinemia (Pearl) - Retinoblastoma
Yellow Bone Cancer - Cholangiocarcinoma - Chondrosarcoma - Ewing's Sarcoma - Gallbladder Cancer - Osteosarcoma - Sarcoma
White,Burgundy Head and Neck Cancers - Laryngeal Cancer - Oral Cancer (Burgundy and White or Red and White) - Pharyngeal Cancer - Throat Cancer
White,Teal Cervical Cancer
Blue,Pink,Teal Thyroid Cancer
Blue,Yellow,Purple Bladder Cancer
Zebra Carcinoid Cancer - Neuroendocrine Cancers - Rare Diseases (Including Rare Cancers)
Red,White,Red Leukemia and Lymphoma Together - Skin Cancer (Squamous Cell Carcinoma)
Blue,Silver Living (Coping) with Cancer
Orange,Red Myeloproliferative Diseases
Blue,Pink-Purple,Teal Thyroid Cancer - Blue/Pink-Purple/Teal (tricolored)

NOTE: This is not a full list of all ribbon colors for all cancer types, it will be updated as other colors for cancers are verified.

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Print Our Cancer Awareness Ribbon Chart

Printable chart of awareness ribbon colors for various types of cancer.
Printable chart of awareness ribbon colors for various types of cancer.





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