Awareness Ribbon Meaning for Cancer

Awareness Ribbon Meaning for Cancer

Awareness-Ribbon-meaningHere is a list of Awareness Ribbon Meaning in alphabetical order by the type of Cancer.  I didn’t know that this even existed. Until now, I was only aware of the pink and purple ribbons.

After my post about Knitting Rays of Hope I wanted to do more research about knitting for cancer patients. This seemed like a good place to start.

I was thinking about a dozen colors or so, but no, how about 30. Each one representing a different type of cancer. I can’t explain it but this information was heavy on my heart. With every color I added I pictured a family in pain. If we could cut just one color – Lavender would be my first choice, it represents All Cancers.

First a Link – A Great Place for FREE Cancer Hat / Chemo Cap Male and Female Patterns

Knots of Love Has an Awesome List of Hat Patterns for Cancer Patients – Including Male Hats

Cancer Patients have a few requirements for their hats that make them work best for them.

The Yarn:

Should be Soft – with no wool and the hat be longer to cover more. recommendations Caron Simply Soft and Bernat Pipsqueak soft yarn. Below are just a few of their recommended patterns. You can download the patterns in PDF format and then pick the yarn color according to the list.



Cancer Awareness Ribbon Meaning In Alphabetical Order from Left to Right

All Cancers Lavender

All Cancers

Appendix Cancer Amber

Appendix Cancer

Bladder Cancer Gold/ Blue/ Purple

Bladder Cancer
(3) Gold/ Blue/ Purple

Brain Cancer Grey

Brain Cancer

Breast Cancer Pink

Breast Cancer

Carcinoid Cancer (2) Black / White

Carcinoid Cancer
(2) Black / White

Cervical Cancer (2) Teal / White

Cervical Cancer
(2) Teal / White

Childhood Cancer Gold

Childhood Cancer

Colon Cancer Dark Blue

Colon Cancer
Dark Blue

Esophageal Cancer Periwinkel

Esophageal Cancer

Gallbladder Kelly Green

Kelly Green

Head / Neck Burgandy

Head / Neck
(2) Burgundy / Ivory

Hgk Lymphoma Violet

Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

Kidney Cancer Orange

Kidney Cancer

Leiomyosarcome Purple


Leukemia Orange


Liver Cancer Emerald Green

Liver Cancer
Emerald Green

Lung Cancer White

Lung Cancer

Lymphoma Lime


Melanoma Black


Multiple Myeloma Burgandy

Multiple Myeloma

Ovarian Cancer Teal

Ovarian Cancer

Pamcreatic Purple


Prostate Cancer Light Ble

Prostate Cancer
Light Blue

Sarcoma / Bone Yellow

Sarcoma / Bone

Stomach Cancer Periwinkel

Stomach Cancer

Testicular Orchid


Thyroid Cancer (3)Teal / Pink / Blue

Thyroid Cancer
(3)Teal / Pink / Blue

Uterine Cancer Peach

Uterine Cancer

Honors Caregivers Plum

Honors Caregivers


More FREE Patterns

The Chemo Cap – For Pattern: Click Here

Awareness Ribbon Meaning

Another geat place to get free hat patterns is Put your knowledge of Awareness Ribbon Meaning to work.


Who Will Take The Hats You Made Using the Awareness Ribbon Meaning List?

I will try to add to this list as often as I can. I have already mention a few. Let me know in the comment section about more.

Head Huggers (Nationwide)

Knitting Rays of Hope

Knots of Love


Last Note: Let me know if you find any mistakes with my Awareness Ribbon Meaning list. It would be greatly appreciated.


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Comments: 3

  1. Birdie Donna July 7, 2013 at 12:16 am

    Uterine cancer usually occurs after menopause. Being obese and taking estrogen-alone hormone replacement therapy (also called menopausal hormone therapy) also increase your risk. Treatment varies depending on your overall health, how advanced the cancer is and whether hormones affect its growth. Treatment is usually a hysterectomy, which is surgery to remove the uterus. The ovaries and Fallopian tubes are also removed. Other options include hormone therapy and radiation.

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  2. Lon Littler July 5, 2013 at 11:14 am

    Smoking increases the risk of developing gastric cancer significantly, from 40% increased risk for current smokers to 82% increase for heavy smokers. Gastric cancers due to smoking mostly occur in the upper part of the stomach near the esophagus.


  3. Joshua Cutchember June 9, 2013 at 9:26 am

    Bladder cancer characteristically causes blood (redness) in the urine. This blood in the urine may be visible to the naked eye (gross/macroscopic hematuria) or detectable only by microscope (microscopic hematuria). Hematuria is the most common symptom in bladder cancer.;:.’

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