Cancer Ribbons - V | 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 V.
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.
Vaginal Cancer - Teal Cancer Ribbons
Teal Cancer Ribbons for Vaginal Cancer Awareness
Vaginal cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the vagina. Vaginal cancer is not common. Infection with human papillomavirus (HPV) causes two-thirds of the cases of vaginal cancer. Vaccines that protect against infection with HPV may reduce the risk of vaginal cancer. When found early, vaginal cancer can often be cured.
Vaginal Cancer, Childhood - see Unusual Cancers of Childhood - Gold or Teal Cancer Ribbons
Gold Cancer Ribbons or Teal Cancer Ribbons for Childhood Vaginal Cancer Awareness
Vaginal cancer forms in the vagina. The vagina is the canal leading from the cervix to the outside of the body. At birth, a baby passes out of the body through the vagina (also called the birth canal).
Vascular Tumors (Soft Tissue Sarcoma) - Yellow Cancer Ribbons
Yellow Cancer Ribbons for Vascular Tumors (Soft Tissue Sarcoma) Awareness
Soft tissue sarcomas are malignant tumors that arise in any of the mesodermal tissues of the extremities (50%), trunk and retroperitoneum (40%), or head and neck (10%). The reported international incidence rates range from 1.8 to 5 cases per 100,000 individuals per year. The risk of sporadic soft tissue sarcomas is increased by previous radiation therapy and, in the case of lymphangiosarcoma, by chronic lymphedema.
Vulvar Cancer - Purple Cancer Ribbons
Purple Cancer Ribbons for Vulvar Cancer Awareness
Vulvar cancer is a rare disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the vulva. Vulvar cancer forms in a woman's external genitalia. Vulvar cancer usually forms slowly over years, most often on the vaginal lips or the sides of the vaginal opening. Infection with human papillomavirus (HPV) causes about half of all vulvar cancers.