We all know that the light pink ribbon stands for breast cancer awareness. But did you know that each of the other types of cancer have a colour of their own? As World Cancer Day approaches (May 14), we tell you what each coloured ribbon stands for.
Pink ribbon: The pink ribbon is most commonly associated with breast cancer. It is also symbolic of childhood cancer awareness.
Yellow ribbon: Though the yellow ribbon is most commonly associated with bladder cancer, it also stands for suicide prevention and spina bifida (a birth defect with the backbone).
Burgundy ribbon: The burgundy ribbon stands for multiple myeloma or bone marrow cancer.
Purple ribbon: The purple ribbon signifies pancreatic cancer and testicular cancer.
Grey ribbon: The grey ribbon symbolises brain cancer.
Blue ribbon: The blue ribbon signifies prostrate cancer. Apart from that it symbolises child abuse.
White ribbon: The white ribbon stands for lung cancer.
Orange ribbon: The orange ribbon stands for leukemia and kidney cancer.
Teal ribbon: The teal-coloured ribbon stands for polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) and ovarian cancer.
Black ribbon: Stands for melanoma or skin cancer awareness
Red ribbon: The red ribbon is the universal symbol of AIDS awareness
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