September Cancer Awareness

The month of September places the focus on many different types of cancer. Included are Childhood, Gynecological, Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, Leukemia, Lymphoma, Ovarian, Thyroid and Prostate cancers.

Childhood Cancer-01Childhood Cancer is represented by a gold ribbon. According to CureSearch.org 43 children are diagnosed with cancer every day. Twelve percent of those diagnosed will not survive. Many organizations such as St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation raise money that goes towards children’s cancer research. New treatment options are being developed thanks to the money raised.

 

Gyn CancerGynecological cancers is represented by a purple ribbon. Included in gynecological cancers is  uterine, endometrial, cervical vulva and vaginal and each individual cancer has their own ribbon as well. To see those, click here.  Each year 80,000 women are diagnosed with one of the cancers above and 25,000 will lose their battle.

 

 

Hodgkins_OrchidThe orchid ribbon represents Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. This type of cancer affects your immune system and is found in the lymph nodes throughout your body. Due to improvements in the treatment options, Hodgkin’s Lymphoma had a high rate of survival

 

 

LeukemiaThe orange ribbon brings awareness to Leukemia, which is a type of cancer that is often found in the blood and bone marrow. Symptoms may include weight loss, bruising and fatigue. Chemotherapy is one of the main forms of treatment.

 

 

LymphomaLymphoma is represented by a bright green ribbon. It is a disease that starts in the lymph nodes, especially in the neck and under the arms. It also affect your immune system. The survival rate for people who have had lymphoma for 10 years is 59%. Treatment options include radiation therapy, chemotherapy and in rare cases stem-cell transplants.

 

 

OvarianOvarian cancer is one that does not have many symptoms. Instead, women may have pain in their pelvic area. Fewer that 200,000 cases are diagnosed each year. The main treatment for ovarian cancer is surgery and chemotherapy.

 

 

ThyroidThyroid cancer is represented by a tri-color ribbon. It is one cancer that if found early can be treated easily and has a high rate of survival.

 

 

 

ProstateProstate cancer is the most common form of cancer among men, but it also has one of the highest success rates and is often considered to be curable. Treatment of prostate cancer is usually done through a combination of surgery and radiation therapy.

 

 

For more information on any of the cancers above or if you would like to know how you can show your support, click on the links below:

CureSearch For Children’s Cancer

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation

CDC

American Cancer Society

Choose Hope

 

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About lenalee91

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

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

  1. Thanks for the reminder L. Someone VERY dear to me has the condition called Aplastic Anaemia. It’s often linked with leukaemia (and confused with it). There is no specific ribbon because it’s so rare. 2:million are diagnosed every year in the UK.
    JP

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