All Colors Of Cancer Ribbons

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    what color cancer ribbon should I get?
    My daughter was diagnosed with Leukemia when she was 2. She is 15 now and doing great. I am thinking of getting a tattoo, but I am not sure of what color cancer ribbon to get. Orange ribbons are for Leukemia, and gold ribbons are for Childhood cancer. Leukemia is a type of childhood cancer so I'm having a hard time deciding. I want this to look good but still represent. Any ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      Why would you want a tattoo that represents a horrible disease? Get a tattoo that represents your DAUGHTER, not her illness.

      Does she like reading? Get one of books. Does she like DS games? Get a tat of that. In other words, make your tat be about what is truly important . . . your love for your daughter. She is so much more than the illness she had.

  2. QUESTION:
    What color is the lung cancer ribbon?
    I'm planning on getting a tattoo in memory of my grandma who died of lung cancer. And since I don't want it to be wrong I was curious what color the lung cancer ribbon is.

    • ANSWER:
      lung cancer is definitely pearl.
      good luck!

  3. QUESTION:
    What are the official cancer ribbon colors?
    I'm looking for the OFFICIAL cancer ribbon colors so I can make bracelets to remember those I lost to cancer and to symbolize the people I know who have cancer. Thanks!
    I'm only looking for official colors, please!

    • ANSWER:
      different cancer has different color. look into this

      http://www.craftsnscraps.com/jewelry/ribbons.html

  4. QUESTION:
    What color is the throat cancer awareness ribbon?
    My dad was recently diagnosed with throat cancer. My parents wont let me dye my hair. I thought that if I ask to die my hair the color of the throat cancer ribbon they would let me. So what's the color?

    • ANSWER:
      Burgundy/Ivory is the color for Head, Neck & Throat Cancer

      Lizzie

  5. QUESTION:
    What color cancer ribbon would I use?
    My Grandmother died of cancer almost 3 years ago. They weren't able to diagnose what type of cancer. What color ribbon would I use?

    • ANSWER:
      Dark purple represents an unknown cancer. A Lavender Ribbon brings awareness to All differents kinds of Cancers that may have affected your grandmother. This may acknowledge any of the cancers that do not have a specific awareness color, or it may be used to represent a variety of different cancers that families might have experienced such as differetn family members who die of different cancers.Lavender products are designed and created to provide humor, inspiration, and strength for all cancer survivors and their family and friends.

  6. QUESTION:
    How many types of cancer are there?
    my grandmas brother died of colon cancer and im sad so i want to get all the colors of cancer ribbons so i can support ppl wit cancer. i can imagine how the families feel. :-[ i miss him..

    • ANSWER:
      Over 200 types of cancers. They are -

      Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, Adult
      Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, Childhood
      Acute Myeloid Leukemia, Adult
      Acute Myeloid Leukemia, Childhood
      Adrenocortical Carcinoma
      Adrenocortical Carcinoma, Childhood
      AIDS-Related Cancers
      AIDS-Related Lymphoma
      Anal Cancer
      Appendix Cancer
      Astrocytoma, Childhood Cerebellar
      Astrocytoma, Childhood Cerebral

      Basal Cell Carcinoma, see Skin Cancer (Nonmelanoma)
      Bile Duct Cancer, Extrahepatic
      Bladder Cancer
      Bladder Cancer, Childhood
      Bone Cancer, Osteosarcoma and Malignant Fibrous Histiocytoma
      Brain Stem Glioma, Childhood
      Brain Tumor, Adult
      Brain Tumor, Brain Stem Glioma, Childhood
      Brain Tumor, Central Nervous System Embryonal Tumors, Childhood (See What Are Childhood Central Nervous System Embryonal Tumors?)
      Brain Tumor, Cerebellar Astrocytoma, Childhood
      Brain Tumor, Cerebral Astrocytoma/Malignant Glioma, Childhood
      Brain Tumor, Ependymoblastoma, Childhood (See What Are Childhood Central Nervous System Embryonal Tumors?)
      Brain Tumor, Ependymoma, Childhood
      Brain Tumor, Medulloblastoma, Childhood
      Brain Tumor, Medulloepithelioma, Childhood (See What Are Childhood Central Nervous System Embryonal Tumors?)
      Brain Tumor, Pineal Parenchymal Tumors of Intermediate Differentiation, Childhood (See What Are Childhood Central Nervous System Embryonal Tumors?)
      Brain Tumor, Supratentorial Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumors and Pineoblastoma, Childhood
      Brain Tumor, Visual Pathway and Hypothalamic Glioma, Childhood
      Brain and Spinal Cord Tumors, Childhood (Other)
      Breast Cancer
      Breast Cancer and Pregnancy
      Breast Cancer, Childhood
      Breast Cancer, Male
      Bronchial Tumors, Childhood
      Burkitt Lymphoma

      Carcinoid Tumor, Childhood
      Carcinoid Tumor,Gastrointestinal
      Carcinoma of Unknown Primary
      Central Nervous System Embryonal Tumors, Childhood (See What Are Childhood Central Nervous System Embryonal Tumors?)
      Central Nervous System Lymphoma, Primary
      Cerebellar Astrocytoma, Childhood
      Cerebral Astrocytoma/Malignant Glioma, Childhood
      Cervical Cancer
      Cervical Cancer, Childhood
      Childhood Cancers
      Chordoma, Childhood
      Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
      Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia
      Chronic Myeloproliferative Disorders
      Colon Cancer
      Colorectal Cancer, Childhood
      Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma, see Mycosis Fungoides and Sézary Syndrome

      Embryonal Tumors, Central Nervous System, Childhood (See What Are Childhood Central Nervous System Embryonal Tumors?)
      Endometrial Cancer
      Ependymoblastoma, Childhood (See What Are Childhood Central Nervous System Embryonal Tumors?)
      Ependymoma, Childhood
      Esophageal Cancer
      Esophageal Cancer, Childhood
      Ewing Family of Tumors
      Extracranial Germ Cell Tumor, Childhood
      Extragonadal Germ Cell Tumor
      Extrahepatic Bile Duct Cancer
      Eye Cancer, Intraocular Melanoma
      Eye Cancer, Retinoblastoma

      Gallbladder Cancer
      Gastric (Stomach) Cancer
      Gastric (Stomach) Cancer, Childhood
      Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumor
      Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor (GIST)
      Gastrointestinal Stromal Cell Tumor, Childhood
      Germ Cell Tumor, Extracranial, Childhood
      Germ Cell Tumor, Extragonadal
      Germ Cell Tumor, Ovarian
      Gestational Trophoblastic Tumor
      Glioma, Adult
      Glioma, Childhood Brain Stem
      Glioma, Childhood Cerebral Astrocytoma
      Glioma, Childhood Visual Pathway and Hypothalamic

      Hairy Cell Leukemia
      Head and Neck Cancer
      Hepatocellular (Liver) Cancer, Adult (Primary)
      Hepatocellular (Liver) Cancer, Childhood (Primary)
      Hodgkin Lymphoma, Adult
      Hodgkin Lymphoma, Childhood
      Hypopharyngeal Cancer
      Hypothalamic and Visual Pathway Glioma, Childhood

      Intraocular Melanoma
      Islet Cell Tumors (Endocrine Pancreas)

      Kaposi Sarcoma
      Kidney (Renal Cell) Cancer
      Kidney Cancer, Childhood

      Laryngeal Cancer
      Laryngeal Cancer, Childhood
      Leukemia, Acute Lymphoblastic, Adult
      Leukemia, Acute Lymphoblastic, Childhood
      Leukemia, Acute Myeloid, Adult
      Leukemia, Acute Myeloid, Childhood
      Leukemia, Chronic Lymphocytic
      Leukemia, Chronic Myelogenous
      Leukemia, Hairy Cell
      Lip and Oral Cavity Cancer
      Liver Cancer, Adult (Primary)
      Liver Cancer, Childhood (Primary)
      Lung Cancer, Non-Small Cell
      Lung Cancer, Small Cell
      Lymphoma, AIDS-Related
      Lymphoma, Burkitt
      Lymphoma, Cutaneous T-Cell, see Mycosis Fungoides and Sézary Syndrome
      Lymphoma, Hodgkin, Adult
      Lymphoma, Hodgkin, Childhood
      Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin, Adult
      Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin, Childhood
      Lymphoma, Primary Central Nervous System

      Macroglobulinemia, Waldenström
      Malignant Fibrous Histiocytoma of Bone and Osteosarcoma
      Medulloblastoma, Childhood
      Medulloepithelioma, Childhood (See What Are Childhood Central Nervous System Embryonal Tumors?)
      Melanoma
      Melanoma, Intraocular (Eye)
      Merkel Cell Carcinoma
      Mesothelioma, Adult Malignant
      Mesothelioma, Childhood
      Metastatic Squamous Neck Cancer with Occult Primary
      Mouth Cancer
      Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Syndrome, Childhood
      Multiple Myeloma/Plasma Cell Neoplasm
      Mycosis Fungoides
      Myelodysplastic Syndromes
      Myelodysplastic/Myeloproliferative Diseases
      Myelogenous Leukemia, Chronic
      Myeloid Leukemia, Adult Acute
      Myeloid Leukemia, Childhood Acute
      Myeloma, Multiple
      Myeloproliferative Disorders, Chronic

      Nasal Cavity and Paranasal Sinus Cancer
      Nasopharyngeal Cancer
      Nasopharyngeal Cancer, Childhood
      Neuroblastoma
      Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, Adult
      Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, Childhood
      Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

      Oral Cancer, Childhood
      Oral Cavity Cancer, Lip and
      Oropharyngeal Cancer
      Osteosarcoma and Malignant Fibrous Histiocytoma of Bone
      Ovarian Cancer, Childhood
      Ovarian Epithelial Cancer
      Ovarian Germ Cell Tumor
      Ovarian Low Malignant Potential Tumor

      Pancreatic Cancer
      Pancreatic Cancer, Childhood
      Pancreatic Cancer, Islet Cell Tumors
      Papillomatosis, Childhood
      Paranasal Sinus and Nasal Cavity Cancer
      Parathyroid Cancer
      Penile Cancer
      Pharyngeal Cancer
      Pheochromocytoma
      Pineal Parenchymal Tumors of Intermediate Differentiation, Childhood (See What Are Childhood Central Nervous System Embryonal Tumors?)
      Pineoblastoma and Supratentorial Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumors, Childhood
      Pituitary Tumor
      Plasma Cell Neoplasm/Multiple Myeloma
      Pleuropulmonary Blastoma
      Pregnancy and Breast Cancer
      Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
      Prostate Cancer

      Rectal Cancer
      Renal Cell (Kidney) Cancer
      Renal Cell (Kidney) Cancer, Childhood
      Renal Pelvis and Ureter, Transitional Cell Cancer
      Respiratory Tract Carcinoma Involving the NUT Gene on Chromosome 15
      Retinoblastoma
      Rhabdomyosarcoma, Childhood

      Salivary Gland Cancer
      Salivary Gland Cancer, Childhood
      Sarcoma, Ewing Family of Tumors
      Sarcoma, Kaposi
      Sarcoma, Soft Tissue, Adult
      Sarcoma, Soft Tissue, Childhood
      Sarcoma, Uterine
      Sézary Syndrome
      Skin Cancer (Nonmelanoma)
      Skin Cancer, Childhood
      Skin Cancer (Melanoma)
      Skin Carcinoma, Merkel Cell
      Small Cell Lung Cancer
      Small Intestine Cancer
      Soft Tissue Sarcoma, Adult
      Soft Tissue Sarcoma, Childhood
      Squamous Cell Carcinoma, see Skin Cancer (Nonmelanoma)
      Squamous Neck Cancer with Occult Primary, Metastatic
      Stomach (Gastric) Cancer
      Stomach (Gastric) Cancer, Childhood
      Supratentorial Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumors, Childhood

      T-Cell Lymphoma, Cutaneous, see Mycosis Fungoides and Sézary Syndrome
      Testicular Cancer
      Throat Cancer
      Thymoma and Thymic Carcinoma
      Thymoma and Thymic Carcinoma, Childhood
      Thyroid Cancer
      Thyroid Cancer, Childhood
      Transitional Cell Cancer of the Renal Pelvis and Ureter
      Trophoblastic Tumor, Gestational

      Unknown Primary Site, Carcinoma of, Adult
      Unknown Primary Site, Cancer of, Childhood
      Unusual Cancers of Childhood
      Ureter and Renal Pelvis, Transitional Cell Cancer
      Urethral Cancer
      Uterine Cancer, Endometrial
      Uterine Sarcoma

      Vaginal Cancer
      Vaginal Cancer, Childhood
      Visual Pathway and Hypothalamic Glioma, Childhood
      Vulvar Cancer

      Waldenström Macroglobulinemia
      Wilms Tumor
      Women's Cancers

      The above are as given in web site - http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/alphalist
      of National Cancer Institute.

      For cancer awareness ribbons, please note each cancer has a different color ribbon. Full details can be had at website -
      http://www.personalizedcause.com/

  7. QUESTION:
    Is the childhood cancer ribbon gold or light blue?
    I'm thinking of getting a childhood cancer ribbon tattoo with the word survivor on it. I went to a website to see what the right ribbon color is, but both gold and light blue had the same meaning. I just wanted to make sure that the site was right.

    • ANSWER:
      It would be gold, muh friend.

      http://www.goldribbons.com/

      Light blue looks like it's Addison's Disease

  8. QUESTION:
    Is it true that Burgundy is not a good color choice for a tattoo?
    I want to get a cancer ribbon for multiple myeloma, which is burgundy, but I was told by a tattoo artist that he does not like to use it because a lot of people react badly to this color. Has anyone else familiar with tattoos heard of this before? Your help is greatly appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      Maybe yes, maybe not. It really depends on every person. That tattoo artist cannot be sure if you'll react badly to burgundy if you haven't shown any signals or comparatives that you're allergic. From what I've read on the internet, there's nothing about reacting badly to that color, it's just like the others. Maybe that artist's color isn't well done, maybe she/he bought the pack of color with the less quality.
      Try consulting other tattoo artists in your town and ask them about it.

  9. QUESTION:
    What color is the Kidney Cancer ribbon?
    My mother died last year of Kidney Cancer, and I'm going to get a tattoo of a butterfly and a ribbon. Is the Kidney Cancer ribbon Green, or Orange? I keep looking it up and it comes up with both colors.

    • ANSWER:
      orange

      No, it's orange.

      How about the moron who keeps thumbs downing my answers post their version of correct?? Damn idiots, one born everyday.

  10. QUESTION:
    What color represents my sisters cancer?
    My sister was diagnosed with a rare cancer and I just wanted to know what color her cancer represents. For example, a pink ribbon represents breast cancer. Well her cancer is called "Extra gonadal germ cell tumor with bilateral pulmonary and liver metastasis", what color of cancer would that be?

    • ANSWER:
      Teal.

  11. QUESTION:
    What is the awareness ribbon color for Laryngeal cancer?
    I've been trying to find the awareness ribbon color for Laryngeal Cancer and have been unable to. I know that light purple tends to be the general Cancer awareness ribbon, but I am looking specifically for Laryngeal Cancer.

    • ANSWER:
      The only thing I could find was esophageal cancer, sorry. It's periwinkle.

  12. QUESTION:
    is it offensive to put a brain cancer ribbon on a card?
    i'm making my uncle a card & i want to put the brain cancer ribbon on it. is it offensive since its a reminder of what you're going through? or should i put it?

    • ANSWER:
      I have breast cancer and every person I know knows to NEVER put that da*n pink ribbon on anything associated with me. I AM NOT a pink ribbon and my disease is NOT a pink ribbon! It's an ugly, ugly disease and I don't need anything to "pretty" it up.

      Your uncle KNOWS he has brain cancer (and I'm sorry he and his family (including you) are having to go through this). You don't need to put a ribbon on his card to let him know you are thinking of him. The card is enough.

      Your uncle is so much more than his disease. Don't identify him with a ribbon color. Identify him with who he is.

  13. QUESTION:
    How to make different styles of friendship bracelets out of yarn?
    My friend has chronic migraines and I just found out that there's an awareness ribbon (like the breast cancer ribbon), the ribbon is mainly purple with a stripe of red through it (you can always google it). All I have of these colors is yarn and I'm not going out to buy any other supplies. So I was wondering what are some different ways to make bracelets out of yarn? Thanks! :D

    • ANSWER:
      If you want to make the friendship bracelets out of yarn you can do it. What you will have to do is unravel the yarn. You may have it in two or more strands. Just unravel it and use one strand at a time.

  14. QUESTION:
    I want to get a memorial tatto for my dad who had throat cancer?
    I already know I want his initials but I want the cancer ribbon to go around it, the only thing I can find for the color is head and neck ribbon is burgundy would throat cnacer be the same color ribbon as head and neck catergory or does it have a different color?

    • ANSWER:
      The throat cancer ribbon is an ivory ribbon with a 1/3 burgundy stripe in the middle. Kind of like this picture http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.pennmedicine.org/ent/images/ribbon.gif&imgrefurl=http://www.pennmedicine.org/ent/pahosp/&usg=__1u2uK17IQ_r4PBGR0nlxn2yQQ-o=&h=65&w=43&sz=2&hl=en&start=40&sig2=Z1VWlMWz7C9vcrS0mCHSTg&zoom=0&tbnid=W3YYZSkr_ueV3M:&tbnh=65&tbnw=43&ei=ME8bTcP_A4zAsAP_rLSwCg&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dthroat%2Bcancer%2Bribbon%26hl%3Den%26biw%3D1366%26bih%3D667%26gbv%3D2%26tbs%3Disch:10,920&itbs=1&iact=hc&vpx=956&vpy=385&dur=211&hovh=65&hovw=43&tx=82&ty=39&oei=Fk8bTbOqLY-ksQPrnLWJCg&esq=3&page=3&ndsp=21&ved=1t:429,r:5,s:40&biw=1366&bih=667

      Holy crap that was a long URL.
      And sorry to hear about your dad, I think the tattoo memorial is a good way to honor his life.

  15. QUESTION:
    What color should my tattoo be outlined in?
    Alrighty, I finally made the appointment for my tattoo! I know exactly what I want (a light purple cancer awareness ribbon), but I do have one question.

    Some people are telling me to get it outlined in a slightly darker purple, some are telling me get it outlined in black so you can get it shaded in the darker purple?

    What does the Yahoo! Answers community think?

    • ANSWER:
      i'd ask the tattoo artist- if your skin is light enough then you may not need the black outline, but if your skin is more tan then you may want the outline... the artist will know.

  16. QUESTION:
    What are the ribbion colors or these cancers?
    So I've been lookg up ribbon colors and theireanings but have come
    across some conterversy. What do you know or believe are the colors for..
    Colon cancer, untertjne cancer and
    blood clots?

    • ANSWER:
      colon cancer - dark blue
      uterine cancer - peachy color
      not sure about blood clots, sorry.

  17. QUESTION:
    Should I tell my sister that her tattoo is all wrong?
    My sister got a tattoo today for our grandfather but the birthday is wrong and the cancer ribbon color is also wrong.

    Am I the only one who finds this just a little funny?

    • ANSWER:
      No, let it go and tell her nice job. No need to screw with her when her intention was in good spirits. Tell her that her tattoo is nice and that her act was very noble and heartfelt. It is always good to have friends versus enemies esp when we can avoid making enemies unnecessarily. i

  18. QUESTION:
    How can I incorporate ALL Cancer Ribbon colors into ONE ribbon?
    As a male, I want to get a masculine Ribbon Tattoo recognizing ALL Cancer Awarenesses. How would you design that?

    • ANSWER:
      There is a general cancer awareness ribbon color.

      Rainbow colored?? No that's for gay pride.

  19. QUESTION:
    What color ribbon would be used to honor someone on deployment thats in the Air Force?
    Like Breast Cancer is pink, other cancers are yellow and purple. Any idea? Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Yellow Ribbons symbolize and acknowledge all military (and not just Air Force) on deployment.

  20. QUESTION:
    I want to get a tattoo but I can't find the right image any suggestions?
    I want a cancer ribbon that is tattered and torn up to go on my ankle/foot. But I can't find the right style of ribbon. Also i want it to be two different colors to represent the two members of my family that have passes away from two different cancers. How should I go about doing this. Half and half, vertical stripes, horizontal stripes, not at all?

    • ANSWER:
      That is a great description - crystal clear - so you're ready to go to the tattoo studio. It is a part of a tattoo artist's job to turn ideas into designs; not everybody walks into the studio with a design preprepared for them. Any decent tattoo artist will be able to draw just what you want from this description, and you'll be able to tell him what bits you love and any bits you want changing until he has it perfect for you. Good luck!

      Oh and just noticed the last part of your question (that'll teach me to skim read!) - I think I would specify that the ribbon looks 3D and have the upper side one colour and the underside the other - so it will be pretty much half and half but you won't just have a random jump between the colours, the change will happen where the material folds over.

  21. QUESTION:
    I am looking to get a tattoo in honor of my dad?
    I am looking to get a tattoo in honor of my dad who won the fight against Hodgkin's Disease or Hodgkin's Lymphoma. I want to get the cancer ribbon that represents Hodgkin's, but I can't find the exact color anywhere online. I have seen it either being violet or lime green. Where should I look that would be closest to the official color?

    • ANSWER:
      I'm pretty sure the ribbon for Hodgkin's is a violet colour. :)

  22. QUESTION:
    what is the ribbon color for childrens cancer?
    i know pink is for breast cancer, is there a color for childrens cancer?? i thought it was gold.. and blue for lung cancer help please!

    • ANSWER:
      Yes. The color most often used for childhood cancer is Gold. However there are many different types of cancer and they usually have their own color or symbol. Awareness ribbons are not limited to cancer, other types of diseases and causes also use the ribbon colors:

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_awareness_ribbons
      http://www.craftsnscraps.com/jewelry/ribbons.html

  23. QUESTION:
    How much would a cancer ribbon tattoo cost?
    I want to get it about 3 or 4 inches tall and colored in. I also want it to say strength across it, which I'm guessing will cost more along with the color. I also want to get it on my ribs. I just need like a rough estimate!

    • ANSWER:
      It depends on several things - how big it is, how complex it is, exact location, etc. It all depends on the tattoo place too. For example, the place I always get mine always charges at least just for setting it up. Also often times if the shop has a tattoo apprentice, they'll do it cheaper. Call different tattoo parlors and ask for estimates. Given all that, my best guess is that what you would describe would be at least 0, most likely no more than 0.

  24. QUESTION:
    What does the throat cancer ribbon and the melanoma ribbon look like?
    Im getting a tattoo in honor of my dad who had throat cancer and my mom who had melanoma. One ribbon is going to be on one shoulder and the other ribbon on the other shoulder. The ribbons will be ripped in the middle with a sparrow flying through the middle. They both survived and this is for them! So if anyone can help me, it would be greatly appreciated!!!

    • ANSWER:
      According to the "for the cure" site melanoma is a black ribbon. It doesn't list throat cancer. But it also doesn't list lung cancer, so it doesn't appear complete.

      The Trinity London site and the Pin People site also have black for melanoma, and "pearl" (opalescent?) for lung cancer.

      Purple is the color for cancer survivors, but would be more appropriate for your parents than for you.

      That tattoo is really a lovely idea... I'm sure you'll come up with whatever is just right for you, and no matter what it is, your parents should feel honored by the fact that you did it.

  25. QUESTION:
    What color is the ribbon for glioblastoma multiforme?
    I know that they have ribbons for other cancers and diseases, but what is the color for this one. My grandma just died from it, and i would just like to know. Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      Glioblastoma Multiforme doesn't have its own ribbon, since it is such a specific diagnosis. My 3 year old son Conrad has medulloblastoma (another type of brain cancer) and the ribbon for brain cancer is gray. We are sorry for your loss. Brain cancer is a scary disease.
      -Mommy to Super Conrad, 3yo brain cancer smasher!

  26. QUESTION:
    What is the pantone color for the Breast Cancer Ribbon?
    Where can I find all the Pantone spot colors for All the awareness ribbons?

    • ANSWER:
      237 cvc

  27. QUESTION:
    Why are breast cancer ribbons pink?
    I know that breast cancer ribbons are designed to raise awareness and money and such, but why the color? My first guess would be sexism, but I'm dubious.

    • ANSWER:

  28. QUESTION:
    What color is the cancer survivor ribbon?
    I'm a survivor of childhood cancer and I want to get a tattoo of a
    small ribbon and small printing of the word survivor under it. I'm asian so I have a slightly yellow skin. I searched at some websites but some say light blue or gold...and some just said gold. I don't want to get the gold one cause I know that it won't look good on my skin.
    I had Leukemia

    • ANSWER:
      A general cancer survivor ribbon would be purple.
      Childhood cancer would be gold.
      reference: www.choosehope.com
      Best wishes

  29. QUESTION:
    Colors of cancer awareness for each month?
    Each month at work we were the colors for cancer survivors. I cannot find the list and need to get info for each color of every month. Right now, we're wearing pink :) Thank you for any info!

    • ANSWER:
      Not sure what you mean by colors of cancer awareness . . lol . . but if you are referring to the ribbon color used for some types of cancer and the National Health Observants by month . . here goes:

      January - National Cervical Cancer Awareness Month (Teal ribbon)
      January - unofficial Thyroid cancer (Blue/Pink/Teal ribbon)

      February - National Cancer Prevention Month

      February 4 - World Cancer Day
      http://www.worldcancercampaign.org/

      March -National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month (Blue or Brown ribbon)
      http://www.preventcancer.org/education3c.aspx?id=1036
      March - Kidney Cancer Awareness Month (orange ribbon)

      April - National Cancer Control Month - American Cancer Society

      April 4-10 - National Young Adult Cancer Awareness Week

      April 18-24 - National Minority Cancer Awareness Week

      April 12-18 - Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week

      May - Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month (black ribbon)
      http://www.aad.org/media/press/month.html

      May - National Neurofibromatosis Month

      May 3-9 - Brain Tumor Action Week

      June -National Cancer Survivors Day
      http://www.ncsdf.org/Pages/AboutNCSD.html

      June - Men's Health & Cancer Awareness Month (Purple ribbon)

      June 6 - National Cancer Survivors Day

      July - Sarcoma Awareness month (yellow ribbon)
      http://www.sarcomaalliance.org/News/news7.shtml

      August - nothing official

      September - Childhood Cancer Month (yellow or gold ribbon)
      September - Blood Cancer Awareness Month (orange ribbon)
      September - National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month; (teal ribbon)
      September - Prostate Cancer Awareness Month; (Light blue ribbon)
      September - Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month (peach ribbon)
      September - Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month (Blue/Pink/Teal ribbon)

      Sept 26 - National Mesothelioma Awareness Day

      October - National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (pink ribbon)

      Oct 13 - Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day

      November - Lung Cancer Awareness Month; (white or clear ribbon)
      November - Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month (purple ribbon)
      November - National Stomach Cancer Awareness Month (periwinkle ribbon)
      November 14 - Brain Tumor Awareness Day (gray ribbon)

      December - nothing official

      http://www.healthfinder.gov/nho/nho.asp
      http://www.cancer.net/patient/Cancer+News+and+Meetings/Cancer+Awareness+Dates

  30. QUESTION:
    what color is the cancer survivor ribbon?
    I'm a survivor of childhood cancer and I want to get a tattoo of a
    small ribbon and small printing of the word survivor under it. I'm asian so I have a slightly yellow skin. I searched at some websites but some say light blue or gold...and some just said gold. I don't want to get the gold one cause I know that it won't look good on my skin.

    • ANSWER:
      Not to be personal, but which cancer was it? You could get the cancer specific ribbon instead of just the gold childhood cancer ribbon.

  31. QUESTION:
    What are the colors of ribbons major charites use and why isn't there one for male breast cancer?
    Pink is the official color for Breast cancer in women, what color is it for men? Yes breast cancer in men is a rare occurance.

    • ANSWER:
      Pink is for all breast cancer.

      Here are some others:
      Teal - Ovarian Cancer
      Clear - Lung Cancer
      Purple - Pancreatic Cancer
      Purple - Leiomyosarcoma
      Orange - Leukemia
      Black - Melanoma
      Dark Blue - Colon Cancer
      Burgundy - Multiple Myeloma
      Grey - Brain Cancer
      Blue - Prostate Cancer
      Gold - Childhood Cancers
      Lavender - General cancer Awareness
      Lime Green - Lymphoma
      Peach - Uterine Cancer
      Kelly Green - Kidney cancer
      Yellow - Sarcoma/Bone Cancer
      Yellow - Bladder Cancer
      Teal/White - Cervical Cancer
      Burgundy/Ivory - Head and Neck Cancer
      Emerald Green - Liver Cancer
      Periwinkle Blue - Esophageal Cancer
      Source:
      http://www.choosehope.com/

  32. QUESTION:
    What color of ribbon is for Cancer Awareness?
    I am doing a T-shirt design for a customer who is doing a Cancer awareness walk. I put the Pink ribbon into the design but the customer believes the Pink Ribbon is for breast cancer awareness. I googled for a little bit and found that Purple is the General Cancer Awareness color, meaning any time of cancer. What do you all think? Is this correct? Thanks in advance!

    • ANSWER:
      Specific cancer types have nearly every color of the rainbow depending on type. General cancer awareness is most definitely lavender.

  33. QUESTION:
    What color ribbon represents peritoneal cancer?
    I think it might be teal because of its connection to ovarian cancer, but I haven't found a definite answer. Any direction would be appreciated. :)
    Actually, it's the peritoneum. And yes, it's a body part, just like a breast is a body part. But you can have peritoneal cancer just like you can have breast cancer. My grandmother was diagnosed with it 3 months ago, so I know that it exists.

    • ANSWER:
      I say go with teal, since it's basically identical to epithelial ovarian cancer. It's treated the same way too. So it puts you in touch with a larger support network.

  34. QUESTION:
    I am getting a tattoo soon of a cancer ribbon. The problem is I am not sure as to which color is right.?
    My grandfather died of cancer. It started off as bladder cancer but grew all over. He eventually died because of the cancer that had spread to his lungs. My question is do I go with yellow for the bladder cancer because that's what started it, or the clear lung cancer ribbon because thats what he eventually died of? Thanks for your help!

    • ANSWER:
      Get yellow. It's the general 'cancer' color.

  35. QUESTION:
    Where can I purchase edible bicycle shaped cake sprinkles from?
    I am making chocolate cream cheese brownies for a picnic after a charity event called The Ride For Roswell. We have a team of 28 and are riding our bikes anywhere from 9 - 62.5 miles. I thought it would be cute if I sprinkled the cream cheese brownies with bike spinkles, if I could find them. I've looked all over the net but haven't seen anything. I've seen Breast Cancer ribbon ones, but the woman we are riding for doesn't have breast cancer, it's pretty much everywhere else in her body though...

    • ANSWER:
      You probably will not find these. Specialty shapes like these are too costly to produce and they could not sell enough to make it a worthwhile investment. My sister in law works for Country Kitchen (one of the country's leading producers of sugars and lots of other items for the professional and home baker and candy maker) and they would be really the best source to look at. countrykitchen.com

      If you can't find them, use sprinkles in the event colors.

      Sounds like a great event! Hope you raise a ton of money!

  36. QUESTION:
    Can anyone help me idenify an Ecstasy pill?
    Alright, so my friend has 4 pills.
    No they are white with a ribbon on then(the ribbon is like the breast cancer ribbon but white)
    No they also have numbers on the back so i know they arnt Pokeballs, the numbers are 269.

    • ANSWER:
      If it truly Ecstasy, it was manufactured illicitly and therefore the imprint(s) mean nothing. Ecstasy manufacturers (usually based in Amsterdam) use a wide variety of imprints and colors.

  37. QUESTION:
    What is the color of ribbon for children with leukemia?
    The leukemia color is orange but the children with cancer are gold.

    • ANSWER:
      Leukemias & Lymphomas have the orange color and childhood cancers are represented with the gold color.

      The orange ribbon is just more specific, it can still be used for children. The gold ribbon can be used for any type of cancer diagnosed in children.

      EDIT @AnswererWhoSaid"Yellow": When talking about cancers, yellow represents sarcomas and bone cancers, not leukemia. However, yellow is sometimes used when the "gold" colour isn't avalaible for childhood cancers.

  38. QUESTION:
    What color ribbon do they use for oral cancer?
    I need the awareness ribbon for oral cancer. Can someone tell me what color it is, or include a picture if you can.
    I just found out my dad has oral cancer :(

    • ANSWER:
      I am so sorry to hear about your fathers diagnoses. I hope he can recover. And I am so glad to hear you are trying to raise awareness!! I wish you and your father nothing but the best!

      I couldn't find anything on ribbons, they my not make a certain one for that type of cancer yet....I did find that they have oral cancer pins and bracelet's. http://www.spohnc.org/order/order.htm#Pins

      Here is another pin site that you can actually have them personalize it, maybe with your fathers name?
      http://www.personalizedcause.com/shop/collections/personalized/detail/p_redwhite.html

  39. QUESTION:
    got a new tattoo and a spot where there was no ink is scabbing is that bad? will it fill in?
    I got a new tattoo a couple days ago and the whole in my cancer ribbon scabbed over, will it fill in with ink? this is my first tattoo so I am concerned. please answers will help.

    • ANSWER:
      Some times scabs can pull out some of the colour if you pick at them or have some thing rubbing on them. If it's part of the ribbon where the ink came out then it may not fill in, but you can have it retouched when the tattoo is completely healed.

  40. QUESTION:
    How can I raise money for my roommate's mom who has cancer?
    My roommate's mom has cancer and they are struggling to pay for it. It is getting pretty bad. I go to college and want to start some sort of benefit to try to help her. What are some good ways I could raise money? I've considered a concert or something but what other tactics would be good?

    • ANSWER:
      Get your whole floor to have a bake sale.
      As a college kid myself, I know students want any excuse they can get not to do their homework, so you could ask them to help bake and sell some cookies and brownies. (We college kids do love our sugary foods) And you can color the icing in the color of the cancer. Breast cancer is a pink ribbon and colon cancer is a blue ribbon. You could try to even shape goods in the shape of a ribbon.
      I hope your roommate's mom has a full recovery. Cancer is a difficult disease, but it is not an impossible disease to defeat. She has my prayers.

  41. QUESTION:
    How do you make the breast cancer symbol with your keyboard?
    I want to put the breast cancer symbol in my status on facebook without having to use photobucket code or anything like that. For a cross you hold alt then push 0143 on the keypad. Are there any codes like that for the breast cancer symbol?

    • ANSWER:
      I have several ribbons on my email signatures. It won't let me paste them here but if you email me I can send one to you. Its an actual ribbon, not X's.
      Mine are gray for Brain Cancer/Tumors so you can copy it and change the color yourself.
      You can make your own by changing the fonts on your mail I think to Comic Sans, (not sure on that) and one of the keys is a ribbon. I need to look and see which one, its been a long time.

  42. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know how to make the cancer support ribbons?
    Hi!

    My friend's daughter just got diagnosed with an inoperable cancerous brain tumor and I was wanting to make some support ribbons to sell at her benefit this Sunday. (The ones you wear, not the ones that go on your car). Does anyone have any tips on how to do this so they look nice and not thrown together? Thank you so very much in advance for everyone's help!

    • ANSWER:
      you can get some ribbon at walmart the thin stuff I am not sure of the color of cancer ribbons other than breast. Anyway, cut a piece about 2 in long make a loop and take a drop of hot glue and dap it in the middle, then take a small gold safty pin and hook it in the back.

  43. QUESTION:
    Can colors in a painting convey feelings or moods? Can you generalize about which colors evoke which moods?
    Do you agree with Matisse that colors in a painting (even when they are not exactly “realistic”) can convey feelings or moods? Can you generalize about which colors evoke which moods?

    • ANSWER:
      GRAY Elegance, humility, respect, reverence, stability, subtlety, wisdom, old age, anachronism, boredom, decay, decrepitude, dullness, dust, entanglement, pollution, urban sprawl,
      strong emotions, balance, neutrality, mourning, formality, March.

      WHITE Light, Reverence, purity, snow, peace, innocence, cleanliness, simplicity, security, humility, sterility, winter, coldness, criticism, surrender, cowardice, fearfulness, unimaginative, air, fire, death (Eastern cultures), hope, Aries, Pisces (star signs), bland, empty and unfriendly(interior), January, celebration.

      BLACK Absence, modernity, power, sophistication, formality, elegance, wealth, mystery, style, evil, death (Western cultures), fear, anonymity, anger, sadness, remorse, mourning, unhappiness, sex, seriousness, conventionality, rebellion, anarchism, unity, sorrow, life, rebirth(ancient Egypt), slimming quality(fashion) January.

      RED Passion, strength, energy, fire, love, sex, excitement, speed, heat, arrogance, ambition, leadership, masculinity, power, danger, gaudiness, blood, war, anger, revolution, radicalism, socialism, communism, aggression, summer, autumn, stop, Mars (planet), respect, Aries (star sign), December, the Roman Catholic Church[citation needed], martyrs, the Holy Spirit, conservatism (U.S. politics), wealth (China).
      Studies show that red can have a physical effect, increasing the rate of respiration and raising blood pressure; red also is said to make people hungry; the red ruby is the traditional 40th wedding anniversary gift. Red is also the color of the devil in modern Western culture.

      BLUE Seas, men, productive (interior) skies, peace, unity, harmony, tranquility, calmness, coolness, confidence, conservatism, water, ice, loyalty, dependability, cleanliness, technology, winter, depression, coldness, idealism, obscenity, tackiness, air, wisdom, royalty, nobility, Earth (planet), Virgo (light blue), Pisces (pale blue) and Aquarius (dark blue) (star sign), strength, steadfastness, light, friendliness, July (sky blue), February (deep blue), peace, mourning (Iran)[citation needed], truthfulness, love, sadness, aloofness, the Virgin Mary, liberalism (U.S. politics)
      In many diverse cultures blue is significant in religious beliefs, believed to keep the bad spirits away.

      GREEN Great intelligence, life, nature, bad spirits, spring, fertility, youth, environment, wealth, money (US), good luck, vigor, generosity, go, grass, aggression, inexperience, envy, misfortune, coldness, jealousy, disgrace (China), illness, greed, corruption (North Africa), life eternal, air, earth (classical element), sincerity, hope, Cancer (bright green, star sign), renewal, natural abundance, growth, health, August, balance, harmony, stability, calming, creative intelligence, Islam, the ordinary.
      During the Middle Ages, both green and yellow were used to symbolize the devil. Green is believed to be the luckiest of colors in some western countries including, Britain, Ireland, and the U.S.

      YELLOW Sunlight, joy, happiness, earth, optimism, intelligence, idealism, wealth (gold), summer, hope, air, liberalism, cowardice, illness (quarantine), hazards, dishonesty, avarice, weakness, greed, femininity, gladness, sociability, summer, friendship, Gemini, Taurus, Leo (golden yellow, star signs), April, September, deceit, hazard signs, death (Middle Ages), mourning (Egypt), courage (Japan), God (gold). Yellow ribbons were worn during times of warfare as a sign of hope as women waited for their men to return.
      During the Middle Ages, both green and yellow were used to symbolize the devil.

      PURPLE Envy, Sensuality, bisexuality, spirituality, creativity, wealth, royalty, nobility, ceremony, mystery, wisdom, enlightenment, arrogance, flamboyance, gaudiness, mourning, profanity, exaggeration, confusion, pride, Scorpio (violet, star sign), May, November, riches, romanticism (light purple), delicacy (light purple), penance.
      Purple is the color of mourning for widows in Thailand, favorite color of Egypt's Cleopatra, and the purple heart - given to soldiers who have been wounded during warfare.

      ORANGE Hinduism, Buddhism, happiness energy, balance, heat, fire, enthusiasm, flamboyance, playfulness, aggression, arrogance, gaudiness, over emotion, warning, danger, autumn, desire, Sagittarius (star sign), September.
      Orange has less intensity or aggression than red and is calmed by the cheerfulness of yellow.
      Orange is the Royal family of the Netherlands. As such in the Netherlands Orange symbolizes royalty and as William of Orange was a Calvinist orange symbolizes protestantism particularly in Ireland(Orange Irish).

      BROWN Calm, boldness, depth, natural organisms, nature, richness, rusticism, stability, tradition, anachronism, fascism, boorishness, dirt, dullness, filth, heaviness, poverty, roughness, earth (classical element), October, Capricorn, Scorpio (reddish brown, star signs), down

  44. QUESTION:
    I want to get a cancer ribbon tattoo but I need help finding out the colors?
    I've looked on at least 4 different sites and everyone had a different color. My mother was diagnosed with small cell lung cancer, brain cancer and pancreatic cancer.

    • ANSWER:
      Yellow - Bladder cancer
      Grey - Brain cancer
      Pink - Breast cancer
      White - Cervical cancer
      Gold - Childhood cancers
      Dark blue - Colon cancer
      Burgundy & Ivory - Head & Neck cancer
      Lavender - General Cancer
      Kelly Green - Kidney
      Orange - Leukemia
      Clear - Lung
      Lime Green - Lymphoma
      Black - Melanoma
      Burgundy - Multiple Myeloma
      Teal - Ovarian
      Purple - Pancreatic cancer
      Blue - Prostate cancer
      Light Yellow - Sarcoma/Bone
      Peach - Uterine cancer

      http://www.cancerservicesonline.org/images/ribbons.jpg

  45. QUESTION:
    Why is the color pink associated with breast cancer awareness?
    How is the color pink the symbol of breast cancer awareness? And when did it originate?

    • ANSWER:
      The first color ribbon chosen for breast cancer was not pink it was a peach color. Pink was chosen for its marketablity by a cosmetic company and had little to do with feminism.

      The colored ribbons cropped up around the time of Desert Storm and were linked to the song, "Tie a Yellow Ribbon round the ole oak tree". Lotsa people tied yellow ribbons around trees to remember our troops overseas. The ribbon symbol than extended to those people fighting AIDS. People wore a tiny red ribbon in remembrance for those fighting or dying from the disease. At the time women wanted to focus more research for breast cancer.

      Pink was not the first color chosen at all, but it had better marketing capabilities. The pink colored ribbon was chosen by a cosmetic company (Estee Lauder) that wanted to sponsor breast cancer awareness. The person who originally came up with the concept of the peach colored ribbon Charlotte Hayley. Estee Lauder Cosmetics wanted to use her ribbon but she thought they were too commercial (which is true). When Hayley rejected the offer Esteen Lauder went ahead with a pink ribbon that became the symbol for breast cancer.

  46. QUESTION:
    Why is the breast cancer awareness ribbon pink?
    Is it because pink is associated with women and breast cancer is commonly found in women, or what? Why pink?

    • ANSWER:
      No, it is because over 25 years ago the first company to take up this cause had pink as it's company color and so they used a pink ribbon and it snowballed from there.

      Prior to that it was a small group of individuals and the initial ribbon they chose was actually peach colored.

  47. QUESTION:
    Could someone draw me a sketch for a tattoo of the cancer ribbon?
    my grandma died of breast cancer&my uncle died of aids. i want a tat of the ribbon with the red fading to pink.
    because aids colour is red, and breast cancers is pink ..
    if you have any other ideas or suggestions please say thhm :)
    or if you think this is a good/bad idea.

    • ANSWER:
      Yeah sounds good. If you go to a tattoo shop they will do it for you in a few mins.

  48. QUESTION:
    What color is the ribbon for cancer?
    I know breast it pink but what is cancer? I am doing a cancer benefit and I want to know.

    • ANSWER:
      The pink ribbon is an international symbol of breast cancer awareness. The gold ribbon is the official ribbon of children with cancer worldwide. Teal is the color for Ovarian Cancer. Here is the site of a woman who actually creates Cancer Ribbons I believe you might find informative.

  49. QUESTION:
    What is the ribbon color for vulvar cancer?
    I'm trying to embroider a cancer design for someone who has vulvar cancer and would like to know what the correct ribbon awareness color was for vulvar cancer. Thank you!!

    • ANSWER:
      Here is a LEGIT website regarding all of the awareness colors and their meanings
      Good Luck!
      http://kiwijewels.com/awareness_colors_and_meanings.htm

  50. QUESTION:
    How does the color pink represent Breast Cancer Awareness?
    Ever noticed the color pink is common for Breast Cancer? Why pink?

    • ANSWER:
      The original ribbon color was peach colored. The idea to use a ribbon for awareness came from several other events . . the first was the red ribbon used to support those in the entertainment industry who were dying from AIDS. The other event was the Iranian Hostage crisis (Iranians held US Embassy hostage for over a year) from the late 80's and the song 'Tie a Yellow Ribbon around the old oak tree'. The original creator of the peach ribbon idea did not want to commercialize breast cancer, however the founder of Estee Lauder company wanted to create a national ribbon. When the original creator refused to cooperate than Lauders company decided to go with a different colored ribbon . . using pink instead of peach. The intent was to unite those against breast cancer . . but also to spread awareness by merchandising the 'cause . . 100's of companies now produce 'pink products' through the efforts of Helen Lauder (President of cosmetic giant, Estee Lauder).

      Estee Lauder Company and the Pink Ribbon
      http://www.bcrfcure.org/part_estee_bcaprogram.html

all colors of cancer ribbons