Cancer Ribbons - E | 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 E.
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.
Embryonal Tumors, Central Nervous System, Childhood (Brain Cancer) - Gold or Gray Cancer Ribbons
Gold Cancer Ribbons or Gray Cancer Ribbons for Enbryonal Tumor (Brain Cancer) Awareness
Central nervous system (CNS) embryonal tumors form in embryonic cells that remain in the brain after birth. CNS embryonal tumors tend to spread through the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) to other parts of the brain and spinal cord. The tumors may be malignant (cancer) or benign (not cancer). Most CNS embryonal tumors in children are malignant. Malignant brain tumors are likely to grow quickly and spread into other parts of the brain. Benign brain tumors grow and press on nearby areas of the brain. They rarely spread to other parts of the brain.
Endometrial Cancer (Uterine Cancer) - Peach Cancer Ribbons
Peach Cancer Ribbons for Endometrial Cancer (Uterine Cancer) Awareness
Endometrial cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the endometrium. Endometrial cancer can often be cured. Uterine cancers can be of two types: endometrial cancer (common) and uterine sarcoma (rare). Uterine sarcoma is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the muscles of the uterus or other tissues that support the uterus and is often more aggressive and harder to treat.
Ependymoma, Childhood (Brain Cancer) - Gold or Gray Cancer Ribbons
Gold Cancer Ribbons or Gray Cancer Ribbons for Childhood Ependymoma (Brain Cancer) Awareness
Childhood ependymoma is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the brain and spinal cord. Brain and spinal cord (also known as central nervous system, or CNS) tumors can be benign or malignant. Ependymomas form from ependymal cells that line the ventricles and passageways in the brain and the spinal cord. Ependymal cells make cerebrospinal fluid (CSF).
Esophageal Cancer - Periwinkle Cancer Ribbons
Periwinkle Cancer Ribbons for Esophageal Cancer Awareness
Esophageal cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the esophagus. The most common types of esophageal cancer are adenocarcinoma, which usually form in the lower part of the esophagus near the stomach, and squamous cell carcinoma, which is usually found in the upper and middle part of the esophagus, but can occur anywhere along the esophagus. This is also called epidermoid carcinoma. These two forms of esophageal cancer tend to develop in different parts of the esophagus and are driven by different genetic changes.
Esophageal Cancer, Childhood - see Unusual Cancers of Childhood - Gold or Periwinkle Cancer Ribbons
Gold Cancer Ribbons or Periwinkle Cancer Ribbons for Childhood Esophageal Cancer Awareness
Esophageal cancer is a disease in which malignant cells form in the tissues of the esophagus. Most esophageal tumors in children begin in the thin, flat cells that line the esophagus.
Esthesioneuroblastoma (Head and Neck Cancer) - Red and White Pinstripes Cancer Ribbons
Red and White Pinstripes Cancer Ribbons for Esthesioneuroblastoma (Head and Neck Cancer) Awareness
Head and neck cancers include cancers in the larynx, throat, lips, mouth, nose, and salivary glands. Tobacco use, heavy alcohol use, and infection with human papillomavirus (HPV) increase the risk of head and neck cancers.
Ewing Sarcoma (Bone Cancer) - Yellow Cancer Ribbons
Yellow Awareness Ribbons for Ewing Sarcoma (Bone Cancer) Awareness
Ewing sarcoma is a type of tumor that forms from a certain kind of cell in bone or soft tissue. Ewing sarcoma is most common in adolescents and young adults. Ewing sarcoma has also been called peripheral primitive neuroectodermal tumor, Askin tumor (Ewing sarcoma of the chest wall), extraosseous Ewing sarcoma (Ewing sarcoma in tissue other than bone), and Ewing sarcoma family of tumors.
Extracranial Germ Cell Tumor, Childhood - Gold Cancer Ribbons
Gold Cancer Ribbons for Childhood Extracranial Germ Cell Tumor Awareness
Extracranial germ cell tumors are tumors that develop from germ cells (fetal cells that give rise to sperm and eggs) and can form in many parts of the body. They are most common in teenagers and can often be cured. Childhood extracranial germ cell tumors form from germ cells in parts of the body other than the brain.
Extragonadal Germ Cell Tumor, Childhood - Gold Cancer Ribbons
Gold Cancer Ribbons for Extragonadal Germ Cell Tumor Awareness
Extragonadal germ cell tumors develop from germ cells (fetal cells that give rise to sperm and eggs). Extragonadal germ cell tumors form outside the gonads (testicles and ovaries). " Extragonadal" means outside of the gonads (sex organs). When cells that are meant to form sperm in the testicles or eggs in the ovaries travel to other parts of the body, they may grow into extragonadal germ cell tumors. These tumors may begin to grow anywhere in the body but usually begin in organs such as the pineal gland in the brain, in the mediastinum (area between the lungs), or in the retroperitoneum (the back wall of the abdomen).
Eye Cancer - Green Cancer Ribbons
Green Cancer Ribbons for Eye Cancer Awareness
Two types of cancers can be found in the eye. Primary intraocular cancers start inside the eyeball. In adults, melanoma is the most common primary intraocular cancer, followed by primary intraocular lymphoma. In children, retinoblastoma (a cancer that starts in cells in the retina) is the most common primary intraocular cancer, and medulloepithelioma is the next most common (but is still extremely rare).