What Color Ribbons Are for Cancer?

Reviewed on 5/20/2021

There are many different color ribbons people choose to wear to honor or support loved ones who have cancer, and also spread awareness about that type of cancer. Each color is chosen by certain organizations that provide support, education, and awareness for each of the individual cancers.
There are many different color ribbons people choose to wear to honor or support loved ones who have cancer, and also spread awareness about that type of cancer. Each color is chosen by certain organizations that provide support, education, and awareness for each of the individual cancers.

Many people wear ribbons to show support for loved ones who have cancer and to help spread awareness for that type of cancer

Different colors represent different types of cancer, and the ribbon colors are chosen by nationally recognized, non-profit organizations that provide support, education, and awareness for each of the individual cancers.

In addition, there are many officially recognized annual cancer awareness months. 

The following chart lists common cancer types, the ribbon colors associated with these cancers, along with awareness months for each of the cancers. 

Cancer Ribbon Color Chart
Type of Cancer

Ribbon Color

Awareness Month
National Cancer Prevention Month February
National Minority Cancer Awareness Month April
National Young Adult Cancer Awareness Week April 1-7
National Cancer Research Month May
Oncology Nursing Month May
Cancer Immunotherapy Awareness Month June
Cancer Survivors Month June
National Black Family Cancer Awareness Week June 17-23
All cancers Lavender

Appendix cancer

Amber None
Bladder cancer Marigold/blue/purple May
Brain cancer Gray May
Breast cancer Pink October
Cervical cancer Teal/white January
Childhood cancer Gold September
Colon cancer Dark blue March
Esophageal cancer Periwinkle

April

Gallbladder/bile duct cancer Kelly green February
Head and neck cancer Burgundy/ivory April
Hodgkin’s lymphoma Violet September
Kidney cancer Orange March
Leiomyosarcoma Purple July
Leukemia Orange September
Liver cancer Emerald October
Lung cancer White November
Lymphoma Lime green September
Melanoma and skin cancers Black May
Multiple myeloma Burgundy March
Ovarian cancer Teal September
Pancreatic cancer Purple November
Prostate cancer Light blue September
Sarcoma/bone cancer Yellow July
Stomach/gastric cancer Periwinkle November
Testicular cancer Orchid April
Thyroid cancer Teal/pink/blue September
Uterine cancer Peach September
Neuroendocrine/carcinoid cancer Zebra stripe November
Honors caregivers Plum November

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Reviewed on 5/20/2021
References
https://www.choosehope.com/chart-of-ribbon-colors-2/

https://www.cancer.net/research-and-advocacy/cancer-awareness-dates