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Master List of Awareness Causes - Y | Personalized Cause

Comprehensive master list of every awareness cause beginning with the letter Y and the corresponding awareness ribbon color.

Master List of Awareness Causes and Associated Colors

All Causes Beginning with the Letter Y:

XYY Syndrome

Awareness Ribbon Color:

Blue Jeans Ribbon for Genetic Diseases

XYY Syndrome is also known as:
• 47, XYY Syndrome
• Jacob's Syndrome
• XYY Karyotype
• YY Syndrome

What is XYY Syndrome?
XYY syndrome is a rare chromosomal disorder that affects males. It is caused by the presence of an extra Y chromosome. Males normally have one X and one Y chromosome. However, individuals with this syndrome have one X and two Y chromosomes. Affected individuals are usually very tall. Many experience severe acne during adolescence. Additional symptoms may include learning disabilities and behavioral problems such as impulsivity. Intelligence is usually in the normal range, although IQ is on average 10-15 points lower than siblings.


Awareness Ribbon Color:

Zebra Ribbon for Rare Diseases

What is Yaws?
Yaws is an infectious tropical disease caused by the spirochete (spiral shaped) bacterium known as Treponema pertenue. The disease presents in three stages of which the first and second are easily treated. The third, however, may involve complex changes to the bones in many parts of the body. The first stage is characterized by the appearance of small, painless bumps on the skin that group together and grow until they resemble a strawberry. The skin may break open, forming an ulcer. The second stage (usually starting several weeks or months after the first) presents with a crispy, crunchy rash that may cover arms, legs, buttocks and/or face. If the bottoms of the feet are involved, walking is painful and the stage is known as "crab yaws." Stage 3 yaws involves the long bones, joints, and/or skin. Yaws is very common in tropical areas of the world but it is not known in the United States. It is not a sexually transmitted disease. It occurs in children younger than 15 years of age.

Yellow Fever

Awareness Ribbon Color:

Zebra Ribbon for Rare Diseases

Yellow Fever is also known as:
• Bunyavirus Infection

What is Yellow Fever?
Yellow Fever is a viral infection that causes damage to the liver, kidney, heart and gastrointestinal tract. Major symptoms may include sudden onset of fever, yellowing of the skin (jaundice) and hemorrhage. It occurs predominately in South America, the Caribbean Islands and Africa. The disease is spread through bites of infected mosquitos. Incidence of the disease tends to increase in the summer as the mosquito population increases, and it occurs year-round in tropical climates.

Yellow Nail Syndrome

Awareness Ribbon Color:

Zebra Ribbon for Rare Diseases

Yellow Nail Syndrome is also known as:
• Lymphedema with Yellow Nails

What is Yellow Nail Syndrome?
Yellow nail syndrome is an extremely rare disorder characterized by malformations affecting the fingernails and toenails, abnormalities affecting the lungs and the airways (respiratory tract), and swelling or puffiness in different parts of the body because of the accumulation of protein-rich fluid (lymph) in the soft layers of tissue under the skin (lymphedema). Yellow nail syndrome usually affects older adults. The exact cause of yellow nail syndrome is not known. Occasionally, yellow nail syndrome has been reported to run in families suggesting that genetic factors may play a role in the development of the disorder in some patients.

Young Adults, Cancer in

Awareness Ribbon Color:

Blue and White Ribbon for Cancer in Young Adults

About 70,000 young people (ages 15-39) are diagnosed with cancer each year in the United States, accounting for about 5 percent of cancer diagnoses in the United States. This is about six times the number of cancers diagnosed in children ages 0-14.

Young adults are more likely than either younger children or older adults to be diagnosed with certain cancers, such as Hodgkin lymphoma, testicular cancer, and sarcomas. However, the incidence of specific cancer types varies according to age. Leukemia, lymphoma, testicular cancer, and thyroid cancer are the most common cancers among 15 to 24-year-olds. Among 25 to 39-year-olds, breast cancer and melanoma are the most common.

Yunis Varon Syndrome

Awareness Ribbon Color:

Blue Jeans Ribbon for Genetic Diseases

Yunis Varon Syndrome is also known as:
• Cleidocranial Dysplasia with Micrognathia
• Absent Thumbs
• Distal Aphalangia

What is Yunis Varon Syndrome?
Yunis-Varon syndrome is a rare genetic multisystem disorder with defects affecting mostly the skeletal system, the nervous system, and ectodermal tissue (hair and teeth). It is characterized by large fontanelles, clavicular hypoplasia, characteristic facial features and/or abnormalities of fingers and toes.