Chart of Cancer Awareness Ribbon Colors

Color Guide of Cancer Ribbons For Awareness Campaigns

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Published: 2019/02/28 - Updated: 2023/09/10
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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. The majority of cancers are due to environmental risk factors, and many - but not all - of these environmental factors are controllable lifestyle choices. By participating in awareness campaigns, or just by wearing a ribbon, you can help keep the public informed about cancer research and promote funding for new treatments.


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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 - (List of Known Carcinogens That Cause Cancer in Humans).

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.

World Cancer Day Awareness : Outline of World Cancer Day and associated events focused on cancer awareness which takes place each year on the 4th February.

Cancer Awareness: Color Chart of Ribbon Colors for Cancers

Awareness Ribbon Colors for Common Cancers
Ribbon Color(s)Cancer Type
AmberAppendix Cancer
BlackSkin Cancer (or orange with a sun) - Melanoma
BurgundyMultiple Myeloma
BlueColon Cancer - Colorectal Cancer - Rectal Cancer (Blue or Brown)
EmeraldLiver Cancer (Emerald or Jade Green)
GoldChildhood Cancer
GrayBrain Cancer - Glioblastoma
GreenBile Duct Cancer - Bone Marrow Transplant - Kidney Cancer (Renal Cell Carcinoma) (Green or Orange)
LavenderAll Cancers
Light BlueProstate Cancer - Lymphedema
Light PurpleTesticular Cancer
Lime GreenNon-Hodgkin Lymphoma
OrangeLeukemia - Kidney Cancer - Skin Cancer - (Orange with a sun, or black)
PeachUterine - Endometrial Cancer
PeriwinkleGastric Cancer - Small Intestine Cancer - Stomach Cancer - Esophageal Cancer
PinkBreast 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.
PurplePancreatic Cancer - Cancer Survivor - Leiomyosarcoma - Testicular Cancer (Purple Orchid or Violet)
TealOvarian Cancer - Gynecological Cancer
VioletHodgkin Lymphoma
Lung Cancer - Mesothelioma (Pearl) - Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinemia (Pearl) - Retinoblastoma
YellowBone Cancer - Cholangiocarcinoma - Chondrosarcoma - Ewing's Sarcoma - Gallbladder Cancer - Osteosarcoma - Sarcoma
Head and Neck Cancers - Laryngeal Cancer - Oral Cancer (Burgundy and White or Red and White) - Pharyngeal Cancer - Throat Cancer
Cervical Cancer
Thyroid Cancer
Bladder Cancer
ZebraCarcinoid Cancer - Neuroendocrine Cancers - Rare Diseases (Including Rare Cancers)
Leukemia and Lymphoma Together - Skin Cancer (Squamous Cell Carcinoma)
Living (Coping) with Cancer
Myeloproliferative Diseases
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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