Cancer Awareness

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Cancer affects millions of families and friends. Some are able to overcome the fight while others, unfortunately, aren’t and this isn’t due to the lack of trying, but due to there not being a cure as there are various types, we all have a different genetic make-up, and there may be several different exposures to chemicals that may have caused a high risk of cancer.

Cancer Awareness by Month with Color:

The ribbon colors are determined by nationally recognized, non-profit organizations that provide support, education, and awareness for individual cancers. Some forms of cancer do not have ribbons yet, but I am pretty sure in due time they will.

Here is a list of some that nationally recognized as of 2019:

January

  • Cervical cancer – Teal

February

  • National Cancer Prevention Month – Rainbow
  • Gallbladder/ Bile Duct Cancer – Kelly Green

March

  • Colorectal Cancer – Dark Blue
  • Kidney Cancer – Orange
  • Multiple Myeloma – Burgundy

April

  • Testicular Cancer – Orchid or purple
  • Esophageal Cancer – Periwinkle
  • Head & Neck Cancer- Burgundy and Ivory

May

  • Melanoma and Skin Cancer – Black
  • Brain Cancer – Gray
  • Bladder Cancer – Marigold, Blue, Purple

June

  • National Cancer Survivor Month

July

  • Sarcoma/Bone Cancer – Yellow

August

  • Summer Sun Safety Month

September

  • Childhood Cancer – Gold
  • Uterine Cancer – Peach
  • Leukemia – Orange
  • Lymphoma – Lime Green
  • Ovarian Cancer – Teal
  • Prostate Cancer – Light Blue
  • Thyroid Cancer – Teal, Pink, Blue

October

  • Breast Cancer – Pink
  • Liver Cancer – Emerald Green

November

  • Pancreatic Cancer – Purple
  • Lung Cancer – White
  • Stomach Cancer – Periwinkle
  • Carcinoid Cancer – White/Back (Zebra)
  • Honoring Caregivers

December

Definition of family history of cancer:

Pere the CDC, your family medical history is a record of diseases and conditions that run in your family, especially among close relatives that include your parents and grandparents. You may share similar genes, habits, and environments that can affect your risk of getting certain diseases, including some cancers.

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