Cancer Ribbon Color Chart

14 Jul


Posted by on July 14, 2011 in Health, Inspirational, Reference


57 responses to “Cancer Ribbon Color Chart

  1. Linda O'Neill

    October 6, 2011 at 7:27 am

    Someone told me this morning that I wasn’t wearing my pink, for breast cancer awareness. I don’t own anything pink. I will be wearing my cancer color which is Lime Green and will have all my friends & family in my prayers that have or are fighting breast cancer!

    • Rhonda Lord

      July 1, 2012 at 9:24 am

      Linda, I know that I am responding to this way after you posted but I felt compelled to do so. It’s not all about pink. Breast cancer, although it is an awful form of cancer and it affects many people, it is not the only cancer out there and the others need to be brought out and put into the awareness as well. I applaud you for not wearing pink because everyone else is. I wear teal and purple for ovarian cancer and pancreatic cancer. At the Relay for Life event I met many people who had loved ones with brain cancer, that color is gray. Just keep the awareness up… that is all we can do. Thank you for letting me say my piece. :)

      • Melissa Gross

        October 10, 2013 at 8:14 am

        my husband passed away march 24, 2013 after battling brain cancer. We need to be more aware of all the cancers out there. I had never heard of brain cancer till we were told that hubby had GMB stage 4 and there is no survival rate! My prayers go out to all

      • Kayla Michelle

        January 25, 2014 at 11:15 pm

        I completely agree Rhonda! My great aunt has had Ovarian Cancer for 7 years and I recently got a tattoo with a butterfly and teal ribbon on my back. When people see it they ask what the ribbon is for. I think it’s incredibly sad that breast cancer is the only one that gets as recognized as it shouldn’t be the only one that gets the funding and donations that it does. My great grandma died of breast cancer and while I still believe in the donations and fundings..there are other cancers also.

        • georgina

          January 27, 2014 at 12:07 pm

          what happens when you have more than one cancer are you supposed to deal with one and forget about the other. my sister was diagnosed with two cancers at the same time and so far after 4 years she is cancer free.

          • grace

            March 5, 2014 at 7:55 pm

            Lavender represents all forms of cancer

        • Missy Smith

          June 15, 2014 at 3:20 pm

          I have been told I have type 4 ovarian cancer I am now going though Cemo..I never had any signs of cancer before, so I was totally shocked…But I am a fighter,,I am going to beat this,,But I do agree with you the colors. I can not find anything .Everyone has told me just wear the pink pins and pink ribbons because pink is for female cancer anyway I just don’t feel that way.


            June 15, 2014 at 11:11 pm

            You can go to the site and search for cancer colors and you will find a lot of colors and what they stand for….

      • Kimberly

        April 7, 2015 at 9:34 pm

        Thank you for speaking up, I am an Ovarian Cancer survivor. I never see Teal or any other ribbon colors advertised, only pink and purple. Kinda sad.

    • Nancy Green-Fortner

      September 28, 2013 at 4:55 pm

      I understand, I wear Lavendar because of all the people I have lost to different kinds of cancer. This is also the color of the ribbon I plan to get this year.

    • Don Toth

      October 12, 2013 at 2:34 pm

      Discussing breast cancer survival rates in comparison with the survival rates of other cancers can, quite unnecessarily, result in heated and emotional rants. Awareness of Leukemia and NHL is not a diminishment of breast cancer awareness – at least it does not have to be.

  2. jessica

    January 26, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    I am now doing a bake sale at school to raise money to help find a cure for cancer!!!(:

    • Krisgo

      February 1, 2012 at 4:30 pm

      Nice! Good for you. Our family has had many members develop breast cancer. Thanks for all you are doing!

    • someone

      February 29, 2012 at 12:24 pm

      i am doing the same thing as u but better cus i am also doing tie die and a car wash and walk a ton and going aound the nabuer hould to ask polple to donate money or any thing they can

    • someone

      February 29, 2012 at 12:26 pm

      by the way i am not just in for pink breast cancer i am in for lavender all cancer

  3. sara

    March 10, 2012 at 2:16 am

    i shaved my hair off
    and raised over £600
    x x
    r.i.p gran

    • Krisgo

      March 12, 2012 at 11:39 am

      Not sure if I would have the guts to do that. :)

  4. Mary Hoffman

    March 19, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    Thank you Sara for the color ribbons,I did not know that there were color ribbons for different cancers,I am into makeing ribbons for cancer with beads and felt,I do a lot of sewing patches on for my club,the money I make from sewing patches I put that towards the makeing of the ribbons and what I make off the ribbons goes to my club for benifits that we have,we will be haveing a cancer benifit run soon, this will be very helpful, thank you so much

    • faye

      April 8, 2012 at 11:19 am

      that is a great idea i would like to know more about patch sewing. I am planning a cancer awarness party for one of my groups, thank you for the chart I will use it at our event

  5. Katie

    May 13, 2012 at 6:48 pm

    I’m gonna wear a clear ribbon for my Papa now. :)

  6. Caroline Johnson

    September 17, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    I am in the process of machine embroidering ribbons on hand towels for brain cancer to go to a fund raiser that my niece is in charge of in Wilmington, NC and hand towels for Breast Cancer to go to a fund raiser that our town is doing at a home football game in Youngsville, PA

  7. anonymous

    October 17, 2012 at 6:31 am

    I am a three time cancer survivor. I had ovarian cancer when I was 3 years old, brain cancer when I was 10, and thyroid cancer when I was 17. I am 20 years old now, and I am on synthroid for the rest of my life. Thank you all for your support on raising awareness.

    • Krisgo

      October 18, 2012 at 2:41 pm

      Go you!! Best wishes in everything you do :)

  8. sewnfromtheheart

    November 3, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    I agree with those who will not wear pink. My friends husband, who did not survive, is clear. My mother, who did survive, is dark blue. My close friends mother died of a rare cancer that is not on this chart so lavender will be hers too. I have yet to find the clear ribbon so I am going with dark blue and lavender. So many men and women are affected by this honorable disease, they all need to be acknowledged. It used to be where we focused on cures for all the cancers, not just one.

  9. Leah

    July 9, 2013 at 10:53 am

    By the way orange is also kidney cancer

  10. Jesse James Howard

    July 17, 2013 at 8:05 am

    my wife had ( squeem’a cell carcinoma) polyps in the female area…and passed after a 4&1/2 year fight..2&1/2 years ago..after 27years together. .I miss my babe..To die in your 40’s Not fair…Then one year two weeks later Lost my Moma to a bone cancer .Two of my such a short time..please e-mail me there colors..I’m not so good with such things..and God bless..and RIP wife& mom.I love you..♡♥♡

    • Krisgo

      July 17, 2013 at 11:16 am

      I’m finding that skin cancer is orange with yellow. And bone cancer is yellow. Hope that helps.

  11. Ashley

    July 31, 2013 at 10:23 am

    There is a ribbon for Anal Cancer now that is not on this list. It is striped green (teal) and purple. Could some one please add it to here. Thanks

    • Tracy

      October 12, 2014 at 12:57 am

      I have seen anal/rectal cancer as brown!! Go figure, it deals with poop and its ribbon color is brown.

  12. jamesmount

    August 27, 2013 at 7:55 am

    This is nice information, which I was unaware of. However, I am selling my homemade candles to raise a fund for cancer patients.

    • Krisgo

      August 27, 2013 at 10:40 am

      Good luck with that!

  13. Cheryl

    October 5, 2013 at 4:40 am

    I never knew there was a ribbon for cervical cancer

  14. josh

    October 8, 2013 at 1:35 pm

    I wish they would give a ribbon out for male breast cancer more often

    • missy

      April 20, 2014 at 5:29 am

      Hi. Male breast cancer is pink and blue. My brother is a survivor. <3 Best Wishes.

  15. KAREN

    October 15, 2013 at 6:21 pm

    I also have suffered with several different cancers with family , friends and myself. Thanks to everyone that helps to make a difference. I also help as much as I can. WE ALL FIGHT TOGETHER.

  16. Tonya

    October 18, 2013 at 3:16 pm

    I know that this is breast cancer month,but it should be for all cancers. My daughter’s cancer ribbon color is lime green. I could not find anything but pink.So I’ve made some. She liked it so much we are now making all the colors to give away at the cancer center.We will sell them for a prayer a each. HA HA = free to all survivors

  17. Gina

    November 2, 2013 at 11:11 pm

    There is at least one ribbon missing. Caribou syndrome is a form of cancer also and is a zebra print ribbon.

    • Gina

      November 2, 2013 at 11:12 pm

      Argh auto correct. Carcinoid syndrome is what it is supposed to say

  18. Jennifer Chisholm

    November 14, 2013 at 3:16 am

    Wanted to find colors to support my husband in his fight for pancreatic cancer

  19. Coral Levang

    January 17, 2014 at 1:31 pm

    Please add the ZEBRA stripe ribbon to your list for those of us who have Carcinoid Cancer and Neuroendocrine Tumors (NETs). MOST of us are already in Stage IV because there is little awareness and we tend to have more “popular” colors. We need to find a cure for all cancers. For those who are unfamiliar with it, go to the Carcinoid website, or CarcinoidAwareness website to learn more.

    Did you know that:
    ** Over 90% of all carcinoid/NETs are incorrectly diagnosed and treated for the wrong disease
    ** From initial onset of symptoms the average time to proper diagnosis |exceeds five years
    ** More than 12,000 new cases of carcinoid/NETs are diagnosed each year
    ** Physicians still believe that carcinoid tumors are benign, slow growing and do not metastasize
    ** Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and Crohn’s disease are the two most common misdiagnosed conditions for patients with midgut carcinoid
    ** Abdominal pain, flushing, diarrhea, wheezing, bloating,heart palpitation, weakness, skin rash, heartburn and weight changes are the most prevalent carcinoid/NET symptoms
    **At least 115,000 people are living with carcinoid/NETs in the United States

    Thank you for allowing this ZEBRA to share.

    2007 Diagnosed w/Stage 0 DCIS Breast Cancer
    2012 Diagnosed w/Stage IV midgut carcinoid cancer w/metastases to lymph nodes and 40% tumor burden on liver. No chemo or radiation, nor would transplant be effective. I was told upon diagnosis I “had a year to live, two if lucky” from doctor who was clueless. I am looking forward to my 2-year mark and beyond! Most would never know I have this, unless I tell them.

  20. Lisa

    January 23, 2014 at 4:36 pm

    Thank you for the list of colors. I plan on getting a tattoo using the colored ribbons to form a flower.

  21. Sherry Padgett

    February 4, 2014 at 11:31 pm

    I lost my husband of 33 years on July 15, 2013 of sinus cancer. He was 51. No ribbon specifically for sinus cancer so I assume ribbon would be for head & neck cancer. Sinus cancer is rare, therefore terminal due to not enough research. It doesn’t have the statistics, I guess, to warrant spending money on it. Well, it mattered to me!

  22. connor lewis

    March 24, 2014 at 8:58 am

    i had lymphoma when i was seven and i am now living a wonderful life

  23. Linda Bledsoe

    June 9, 2014 at 1:34 pm

    It was my understanding that the purple ribbon was the color for cancer survivors….I want to know the color of the survivor’s ribbon color

    • Krisgo

      June 10, 2014 at 9:11 am

      I’m finding that Purple IS also for Cancer Survivors. Thanks for visiting!

      • Linda Bledsoe

        June 10, 2014 at 3:54 pm

        Yes, I also found it on another list of the colors…I found about 3 or 4 lists of the colors and their meanings or cancers that they represent….Thanks…. 

  24. Alexandra

    October 13, 2014 at 4:27 pm

    Why doesn’t bone cancer have ribbon? My father has bone cancer and I want to make him something with the bone cancer ribbon but can’t find a color for that…

    • Krisgo

      October 14, 2014 at 2:08 pm

      I did some searching and I’m finding that bone cancer’s ribbon is yellow. I’m sure he will love anything you make for him whether it has a ribbon or not. Best wishes to you and your dad. <3

  25. heather

    November 23, 2014 at 9:09 pm

    can someone tell me what color ribbon is for throat cancer

    • Krisgo

      November 25, 2014 at 6:10 pm

      I’m finding that it is burgundy and white. Hope that helps!

  26. Lakeisha Hollenquest

    March 15, 2015 at 12:52 pm

    Hi, I am 27 year old and I have been fighting cervical cancer for almost 4 years. My doctors told me that I had it for an long time but they didn’t find it until I had my son and he was born 2 1/2 months early. Everyday I am sick and I get very angry because I can’t do what I want to do with my husband and son. Sometimes I fill like giving up but I keep fighting. I just ask that everyone will pray for my family and I and I would love too hear from each and everyone so we can keep each other encourage. You can fill free too can or email me and time. My number is 334 303 3261.


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