Cancer Ribbons - I | 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 I.
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.
Intraocular Melanoma - Black and Navy Cancer Ribbons
Black and Navy Cancer Ribbons for Intraocular Melanoma Awareness
Intraocular (uveal) melanoma is a rare cancer that forms in the eye. It usually has no early signs or symptoms. As with melanoma of the skin, risk factors include having fair skin and light-colored eyes.
Intraocular Melanoma, Childhood - see Unusual Cancers of Childhood - Black and Navy or Gold Cancer Ribbons
Black and Navy Cancer Ribbons or Gold Cancer Ribbons for Childhood Intraocular Melanoma Awareness
Intraocular melanoma begins in the middle of three layers of the wall of the eye. The outer layer includes the white sclera (the "white of the eye") and the clear cornea at the front of the eye. The inner layer has a lining of nerve tissue, called the retina, which senses light and sends images along the optic nerve to the brain. The middle layer, where intraocular melanoma forms, is called the uvea or uveal tract.
Islet Cell Tumors, Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors - Purple or Zebra Cancer Ribbons
Purple Cancer Ribbons or Zebra Cancer Ribbons for Islet Cell Tumor or Pancreaetic Neuroendocrine Tumor Awareness
Pancreatic cancer can develop from two kinds of cells in the pancreas: exocrine cells and neuroendocrine cells, such as islet cells. The exocrine type is more common and is usually found at an advanced stage. Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (islet cell tumors) are less common but have a better prognosis.