Cancer Ribbons - U | 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 U.
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.
Unknown Primary, Carcinoma of
Carcinoma of unknown primary (CUP) is a rare disease in which malignant (cancer) cells are found in the body but the place the cancer began is not known. Cancer can form in any tissue of the body. The primary cancer (the cancer that first formed) can spread to other parts of the body. This process is called metastasis. Cancer cells usually look like the cells in the type of tissue in which the cancer began. For example, breast cancer cells may spread to the lung. Because the cancer began in the breast, the cancer cells in the lung look like breast cancer cells. Sometimes doctors find where the cancer has spread but cannot find where in the body the cancer first began to grow. This type of cancer is called a cancer of unknown primary (CUP) or occult (hidden) primary tumor.
Cancer of Unknown Primary, Childhood - see Unusual Cancers of Childhood - Gold Cancer Ribbons
Gold Cancer Ribbons for Unknown Primary Childhood Cancer Awareness
Adenocarcinomas, melanomas, and embryonal tumors are common tumor types that appear and it is not known where the cancer first formed. Embryonal tumors such as rhabdomyosarcomas and neuroblastomas are most common in children.
Unusual Cancers of Childhood - Gold Cancer Ribbons
Gold Cancer Ribbons for Unusual Cancers of Childhood Awareness
Unusual cancers of childhood are cancers rarely seen in children. Cancer in children and adolescents is rare. Since 1975, the number of new cases of childhood cancer has slowly increased. Since 1975, the number of deaths from childhood cancer has decreased by more than half. Unusual cancers are so rare that most children's hospitals are likely to see less than a handful of some types in several years. Because the unusual cancers are so rare, there is not a lot of information about what treatment works best. A child's treatment is often based on what has been learned from treating other children. Sometimes, information is available only from reports of the diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up of one child or a small group of children who were given the same type of treatment.
Ureter and Renal Pelvis, Transitional Cell Cancer, Kidney (Renal Cell) Cancer - Orange Cancer Ribbons
Orange Cancer Ribbons for Ureter and Renal Pelvis, Transitional Cell Cancer, Kidney (Rental Cell) Cancer Awareness
Kidney cancer can develop in adults and children. The main types of kidney cancer are renal cell cancer, transitional cell cancer, and Wilms tumor. Transitional cell cancer of the renal pelvis and ureter is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the renal pelvis and ureter. Certain inherited conditions increase the risk of kidney cancer.
Urethral Cancer - Yellow Cancer Ribbons
New Pin/Yellow Cancer Ribbons for Urethral Cancer Awareness
Urethral cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the urethra. Urethral cancer is rare and is more common in men than in women. Urethral cancer can metastasize (spread) quickly to tissues around the urethra and has often spread to nearby lymph nodes by the time it is diagnosed.
Uterine Cancer, Endometrial - Peach Cancer Ribbons
Peach Cancer Ribbons for Uterine Cancer Awareness
Uterine cancers can be of two types: endometrial cancer (common) and uterine sarcoma (rare). Endometrial cancer can often be cured. Uterine sarcoma is often more aggressive and harder to treat.
Uterine Sarcoma - Peach Cancer Ribbons
Peach Cancer Ribbons for Uterine Sarcoma Awareness
Uterine sarcoma is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the muscles of the uterus or other tissues that support the uterus. Uterine cancers can be of two types: endometrial cancer (common) and uterine sarcoma (rare). Uterine sarcoma is different from cancer of the endometrium, a disease in which cancer cells start growing inside the lining of the uterus. Endometrial cancer can often be cured. Uterine sarcoma is often more aggressive and harder to treat.