Cancer Ribbons - O | 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 O.
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.
Oral Cancer, Lip and Oral Cavity Cancer and Oropharyngeal Cancer (Head and Neck Cancer) - Red and White Pinstripes Cancer Ribbons
Red and White Pinstripes Cancer Ribbons for Oral, Lip, Oral Cavity and Oropharyngeal (Head and Neck) Cancer Awareness
Lip and oral cavity cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the lips or mouth. Most lip and oral cavity cancers start in squamous cells, the thin, flat cells that line the lips and oral cavity. These are called squamous cell carcinomas. Cancer cells may spread into deeper tissue as the cancer grows. Squamous cell carcinoma usually develops in areas of leukoplakia (white patches of cells that do not rub off). Lip and oral cavity cancer is a type of head and neck cancer.
Osteosarcoma and Malignant Fibrous Histiocytoma of Bone - Yellow Cancer Ribbons
Yellow Cancer Ribbons for Osteosarcoma and Malignant Fibrous Histiocytoma of the Bone Awareness
Osteosarcoma and malignant fibrous histiocytoma (MFH) of the bone are diseases in which malignant (cancer) cells form in bone. Osteosarcoma usually starts in osteoblasts, which are a type of bone cell that becomes new bone tissue. Osteosarcoma is most common in adolescents. It commonly forms in the ends of the long bones of the body, which include bones of the arms and legs. In children and adolescents, it often forms in the long bones, near the knee. Malignant fibrous histiocytoma (MFH) of bone is a rare tumor of the bone. Ewing sarcoma is another kind of bone cancer.
Ovarian Cancer - Teal Cancer Ribbons
Teal Cancer Ribbons for Ovarian Cancer Awareness
Ovarian cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the ovary. Ovarian epithelial cancer, fallopian tube cancer, and primary peritoneal cancer form in the same kind of tissue and are treated in the same way. These cancers are often advanced at diagnosis. Less common types of ovarian tumors include ovarian germ cell tumors and ovarian low malignant potential tumors.
Ovarian Cancer, Childhood - see Unusual Cancers of Childhood - Gold or Teal Cancer Ribbons
Gold Cancer Ribbons or Teal Cancer Ribbons for Childhood Ovarian Cancer
Ovarian cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the ovary. Most ovarian tumors in children are benign (not cancer). They occur most often in females aged 15 to 19 years. There are several types of malignant ovarian tumors: Germ cell tumors that start in egg cells in females; Epithelial tumors that start in the tissue covering the ovary; and Stromal tumors that begin in stromal cells, which make up tissues that surround and support the ovaries. Juvenile granulosa cell tumors and Sertoli-Leydig cell tumors are two types of stromal tumors. Other tumors, such as small cell carcinoma of the ovary, are a very rare tumor.