Cancer Ribbons - C | 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 C.
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.
Carcinoid Tumor (Gastrointestinal) - Zebra Cancer Ribbons
Zebra Cancer Ribbons for Carcinoid Tumor (Gastrointestinal) Awareness
A carcinoid tumor is a specific type of neuroendocrine tumor. Carcinoid tumors most often develop in the GI tract, in organs such as the stomach or intestines, or in the lungs. A neuroendocrine tumor begins in the hormone-producing cells of the body’s neuroendocrine system, which is made up of cells that are a combination of hormone-producing endocrine cells and nerve cells.
Carcinoid Tumors, Childhood - see Unusual Cancers of Childhood - Gold or Zebra Cancer Ribbons
Gold Cancer Ribbons or Zebra Cancer Ribbons for Childhood Carcinoid Tumor Awareness
A carcinoid tumor is a specific type of neuroendocrine tumor. Carcinoid tumors most often develop in the GI tract, in organs such as the stomach or intestines, or in the lungs. Sometimes neuroendocrine tumors in children form in the appendix. The tumor is often found during surgery to remove the appendix.
Cardiac (Heart) Tumors, Childhood - see Unusual Cancers of Childhood - Gold or Red Cancer Ribbons
Gold Cancer Ribbons or Red Cancer Ribbons for Childhood Cardiac (Heart) Tumor Awareness
Most tumors that form in the heart are benign (not cancer). Before birth and in newborns, the most common benign heart tumors are teratomas. An inherited condition called tuberous sclerosis can cause heart tumors to form in a fetus or newborn. Malignant tumors that begin in the heart are even more rare than benign heart tumors in children.
Central Nervous System Tumors and Cancer, Childhood - Gold or Gray Cancer Ribbons
Gold Cancer Ribbons or Gray Cancer Ribbons for Central Nervous System Tumors and Central Nervous System Childhood (Brain Cancer) Awareness
A central nervous system (CNS) tumor begins when healthy cells in the brain or the spinal cord change and grow out of control, forming a mass. A tumor can be cancerous or benign. A cancerous tumor is malignant, meaning it can grow and spread to other parts of the body. A benign tumor means the tumor can grow but will not spread.
Cervical Cancer - Teal and White Cancer Ribbons
Teal and White Cancer Ribbons for Cervical Cancer Awareness
Cervical cancer is nearly always caused by infection with human papillomavirus (HPV). Cervical cancer usually develops slowly over time. Before cancer appears in the cervix, the cells of the cervix go through changes known as dysplasia, in which abnormal cells begin to appear in the cervical tissue. Over time, the abnormal cells may become cancer cells and start to grow and spread more deeply into the cervix and to surrounding areas.
Cervical Cancer, Childhood - see Unusual Cancers of Childhood - Gold or Teal and White Cancer Ribbons
Gold Cancer Ribbons or Teal and White Cancer Ribbons for Childhood Cervical Cancer Awareness
Cervical cancer is rarely seen in children and teens. Cases of cervical cancer in women under 20 were seen in only about 0.2 percent of females. In very rare cases in the past, some cervical cancer was seen in girls whose mothers were treated with a drug called diethylstilbestrol (DES), which was used to prevent miscarriage. But DES has not been used with pregnant women since the early 1970s.
Childhood Cancers - Gold Cancer Ribbons
Gold Cancer Ribbons for Childhood Cancer Awareness
In the United States in 2017, an estimated 10,270 new cases of cancer will be diagnosed among children from birth to 14 years, and about 1,190 children are expected to die from the disease. Although pediatric cancer death rates have declined by nearly 70 percent over the past four decades, cancer remains the leading cause of death from disease among children. The most common types of cancer diagnosed in children ages 0 to 14 years are leukemias, brain and other central nervous system (CNS) tumors, and lymphomas.
Cancers of Childhood, Unusual - Gold Cancer Ribbons
Gold Cancer Ribbons for Rare Childhood (Pediatric) Cancer Awareness
Childhood cancer is a rare disease with about 15,000 cases diagnosed annually in the United States in individuals younger than 20 years. The U.S. Rare Diseases Act of 2002 defines a rare disease as one that affects populations smaller than 200,000 persons and, by definition, all pediatric cancers are considered rare.
Cholangiocarcinoma - see Bile Duct Cancer - Green Cancer Ribbons
Green Cancer Ribbons for Cholangiocarcinoma (Bile Duct) Cancer Awareness
Liver cancer includes hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and bile duct cancer (cholangiocarcinoma). Risk factors for HCC include chronic infection with hepatitis B or C and cirrhosis of the liver.
Chordoma, Childhood - see Unusual Cancers of Childhood - Gold or Yellow Cancer Ribbons
Gold Cancer Ribbons or Yellow Cancer Ribbons for Childhood Chordoma Awareness
Chordoma is a very rare type of bone tumor that forms anywhere along the spine from the base of the skull to the tailbone. In children and adolescents, chordomas develop more often in the base of the skull, making them hard to remove completely with surgery. Childhood chordoma is linked to the condition tuberous sclerosis, a genetic disorder in which tumors that are benign (not cancer) form in the kidneys, brain, eyes, heart, lungs, and skin.
Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) - Orange Cancer Ribbons
Orange Cancer Ribbons for Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) Awareness
Chronic lymphocytic leukemia is a type of cancer in which the bone marrow makes too many lymphocytes (a type of white blood cell). Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (also called CLL) is a blood and bone marrow disease that usually gets worse slowly. CLL is one of the most common types of leukemia in adults. It often occurs during or after middle age; it rarely occurs in children.
Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (CML) - Orange Cancer Ribbons
Orange Cancer Ribbons for Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (CML) Awareness
Chronic myelogenous leukemia (also called CML or chronic granulocytic leukemia) is a slowly progressing blood and bone marrow disease that usually occurs during or after middle age, and rarely occurs in children.
Chronic Myeloproliferative Neoplasms - Orange Cancer Ribbons
Orange Cancer Ribbons / Orange and Red Cancer Ribbons / Red Cancer Ribbons for Chronic Myeloproliferative Neoplasms Awareness
Myeloproliferative neoplasms and myelodysplastic syndromes are diseases of the blood cells and bone marrow. Sometimes both conditions are present. Myeloproliferative neoplasms are a group of diseases in which the bone marrow makes too many red blood cells, white blood cells, or platelets. There are 6 types of chronic myeloproliferative neoplasms, which include: Chronic myelogenous leukemia; Polycythemia vera; Primary myelofibrosis (also called chronic idiopathic myelofibrosis); Essential thrombocythemia; Chronic neutrophilic leukemia; Chronic eosinophilic leukemia.
Colorectal Cancer - Blue Cancer Ribbons
Blue Cancer Ribbons for Colorectal Cancer Awareness
Colorectal cancer often begins as a growth called a polyp inside the colon or rectum. Finding and removing polyps can prevent colorectal cancer. Worldwide, colorectal cancer is the third most common form of cancer. In 2012, there were an estimated 1.36 million new cases of colorectal cancer and 694,000 deaths.
Colorectal Cancer, Childhood - see Unusual Cancers of Childhood - Blue or Gold Cancer Ribbons
Blue Cancer Ribbons or Gold Cancer Ribbons for Childhood Colorectal Cancer Awareness
Childhood colorectal cancer may be part of an inherited syndrome. Some colorectal cancers in young people are linked to a gene mutation that causes polyps (growths in the mucous membrane that lines the colon) to form what may turn into cancer later. The risk of colorectal cancer is increased by having certain inherited conditions, such as: Attenuated familial adenomatous polyposis, Familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP), Lynch syndrome, Li-Fraumeni syndrome, MYH-associated polyposis, Turcot syndrome, Cowden syndrome, Juvenile polyposis syndrome, Peutz-Jeghers syndrome.
Craniopharyngioma, Childhood (Brain Cancer) - Gold or Gray Cancer Ribbons
Gold Cancer Ribbons or Gray Cancer Ribbons for Childhood Craniopharyngioma (Brain Cancer) Awareness
Childhood craniopharyngiomas are rare tumors usually found near the pituitary gland and the hypothalamus.
Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma - see Lymphoma (Mycosis Fungoides and Sézary Syndrome) - Lime Green Cancer Ribbons
Lime Green Cancer Ribbons for Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma (Mycosis Fungoides and Sézary Syndrome) Awareness
Mycosis fungoides and Sézary syndrome are diseases in which lymphocytes (a type of white blood cell) become malignant (cancerous) and affect the skin. Mycosis fungoides and Sézary syndrome are types of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma.