March Cancer Awareness–Colorectal, Kidney and Multiple Myeloma

Colon

 

Colorectal cancer is represented by a dark blue ribbon. According to the CDC, more that 134,000 people are diagnosed in the United States each year and it is split almost evenly between men and women.

Kidney

 

The orange ribbon represents Kidney cancer Awareness. In the United States, 62,000 people will be diagnosed this year. Of that number, 62% will be men.

 

Multiple-Myeloma

Multiple myeloma is represented by the burgundy ribbon. Many people have no signs or symptoms before being diagnosed with this cancer, which is considered to be rare, affecting about 30,000 people each year.

 

 

 

 

For more information, please visit the following links:

Center for Disease Control and Prevention

Cancer.Net

American Cancer Society

Choose Hope

 

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About lenalee91

Wife, mother, avid reader and maybe one day an author!!

Posted on March 1, 2016, in Life and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Its good to raise awareness like this. Cancer touches all of is in some way. The Choose Hope site is interesting. I’m don’t know of anything like that in the UK (other than individual charities or Cancer Research) where donations are collected and distributed.
    JP

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    • My father had prostate cancer. My grandmother had breast and kidney cancer. I now work with cancer patients and it upsets me that the only ribbon color people know is pink for breast cancer, which is why I write about the cancer awareness ribbons. When our patients finish their treatment, they ring a bell and we let them know about the ribbon that represents their cancer. Many are so surprised to know they can wear something representing the cancer they are fighting.

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