Cancer Ribbons - B | Personalized Cause
Cancer ribbons colors and meanings for more than 100 types of cancer. Cancer ribbons page includes a brief explanation of cancer type beginning with the letter B.
Cancer Ribbons / Cancer Awareness Ribbons
There are more than 100 types of cancer. Types of cancer are usually named for the organs or tissues where the cancers form, but they also may be described by the type of cell that formed them.
Basal Cell Carcinoma of the Skin - see Skin Cancer - Orange Cancer Ribbons
Orange Cancer Ribbons for Basal Cell Carcinoma Awareness
Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer. The main types of skin cancer are squamous cell carcinoma, basal cell carcinoma, and melanoma. Squamous cells are thin, flat cells that form the top layer of the epidermis. Basal cells are the round cells under the squamous cells. Melanoma is much less common than the other types but much more likely to invade nearby tissue and spread to other parts of the body. Most deaths from skin cancer are caused by melanoma.
Bile Duct Cancer - Green Cancer Ribbons
Green Cancer Ribbons for Bile Duct Cancer Awareness
Cancer of the bile duct (also called cholangiocarcinoma) is extremely rare. The true incidence of bile duct cancer is unknown because establishing an accurate diagnosis is difficult.
Bladder Cancer - Yellow Cancer Ribbons
Yellow Cancer Ribbons or Marigold/Purple/Blue Awareness Ribbons for Bladder Cancer Awareness
The most common type of bladder cancer is transitional cell carcinoma, also called urothelial carcinoma. Smoking is a major risk factor for bladder cancer. Bladder cancer is often diagnosed at an early stage. Bladder cancer is the sixth most common cancer in the United States after lung cancer, prostate cancer, breast cancer, colon cancer, and lymphoma. It is the third most common cancer in men and the eleventh most common cancer in women. Of the roughly 70,000 new cases annually, about 53,000 are in men and about 18,000 are in women. Of the roughly 15,000 annual deaths, more than 10,000 are in men and fewer than 5,000 are in women. The reasons for this disparity between the sexes are not well understood.
Bladder Cancer, Childhood - see Unusual Cancers of Childhood - Gold or Yellow Cancer Ribbons
Gold Cancer Ribbons or Yellow Cancer Ribbons for Childhood Bladder Cancer Awareness
In children, bladder cancer is usually low grade (not likely to spread) and the prognosis is usually excellent after surgery to remove the tumor.
Bone Cancer (includes Ewing Sarcoma, Osteosarcoma and Malignant Fibrous Histiocytoma) - Yellow Cancer Ribbons
Yellow Cancer Ribbons for Bone Cancer Awareness
Bone cancer is rare and includes several types. Some bone cancers, including osteosarcoma and Ewing sarcoma, are seen most often in children and young adults. Malignant fibrous histiocytoma (MFH) of bone is a rare tumor of the bone. It is treated like osteosarcoma.
Brain Tumors - Gray Cancer Ribbons
Gray Cancer Ribbons for Brain Tumors (Brain Cancer) Awareness
Brain and spinal cord (also known as central nervous system, or CNS) tumors can be benign or malignant.
Breast Cancer - Pink Cancer Ribbons
Pink Cancer Ribbons for Breast Cancer Awareness
Breast cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the breast. Mammograms can detect breast cancer early, possibly before it has spread. Breast cancer is the second most common cancer in women after skin cancer. Besides female sex, advancing age is the biggest risk factor for breast cancer. Reproductive factors that increase exposure to endogenous estrogen, such as early menarche and late menopause, increase risk, as does the use of combination estrogen-progesterone hormones after menopause. Nulliparity and alcohol consumption also are associated with increased risk.
Women with a family history or personal history of invasive breast cancer, ductal carcinoma in situ or lobular carcinoma in situ, or a history of breast biopsies that show benign proliferative disease have an increased risk of breast cancer. Increased breast density is associated with increased risk. It is often a heritable trait but is also seen more frequently in nulliparous women, women whose first pregnancy occurs late in life, and women who use postmenopausal hormones and alcohol.
Breast Cancer, Childhood - see Unusual Cancers of Childhood - Gold or Pink Cancer Ribbons
Gold Cancer Ribbons or Pink Cancer Ribbons for Childhood Breast Cancer Awareness
Breast cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the breast. Breast cancer may occur in both male and female children. Breast cancer is the most common cancer among females aged 15 to 39 years. Breast cancer in this age group is more aggressive and more difficult to treat than in older women. Most breast tumors in children are fibroadenomas, which are benign (not cancer). Rarely, these tumors become large phyllodes tumors (cancer) and begin to grow quickly.
Breast Cancer, Male - Pink and Blue Cancer Ribbons
Pink and Blue Cancer Ribbons for Male Breast Cancer Awareness
Male breast cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the breast. Breast cancer may occur in men. Men at any age may develop breast cancer, but it is usually detected in men between 60 and 70 years of age. Male breast cancer makes up less than 1% of all cases of breast cancer.
Bronchial Tumors, Childhood - see Unusual Cancers of Childhood - Gold or Pearl Cancer Ribbons
Gold Cancer Ribbons or Pearl Cancer Ribbons for Childhood Bronchial Tumor Awareness
Tracheobronchial tumors begin in the cells that line the surface of the lung. Most tracheobronchial tumors in children are benign and occur in the trachea or large airways of the lung. Sometimes, a slow-growing tracheobronchial tumor becomes cancer that may spread to other parts of the body.
Burkitt Lymphoma - see Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma - Lime Green Cancer Ribbons
Lime Green Cancer Ribbons for Burkitt Lymphoma Awareness
Lymphoma is a broad term for cancer that begins in cells of the lymph system. The two main types are Hodgkin lymphoma and non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). Hodgkin lymphoma can often be cured. Burkitt lymphoma is a form of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in which cancer starts in immune cells called B-cells. Recognized as the fastest growing human tumor, Burkitt lymphoma is associated with impaired immunity.