Meanings of the Colors of Cancer Bracelets

Cancer bracelets are undeniably popular, and if purchased through reliable sources such as major charities, they help contribute to the fight against many different cancers. Color makes all the difference when it comes to which cancer you are trying to bring awareness to or trying to raise money for; however, there are far more subtypes of cancer than there are shades of color that are easily distinguishable by the naked eye—therefore, in most cases, one color will represent more than one subtypes of cancer.

In fact, colored awareness bracelets don't automatically represent cancers only—they represent many different diseases and conditions to which people are trying to draw awareness.

That said, in general the following colors are associated with the following cancer types, and it should be noted that while some colors and associations make sense, others do not and aren't meant to.

Pink

Breast cancer. Breast cancer advocates absolutely own the color pink. This could not be mistaken for any other cancer.

Orange

Leukemia
Kidney cancer

Green

Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

Yellow

Liver cancer
Bladder cancer
Sarcomas

Black

Melanoma

Purple

Pancreatic cancer
Hodgkin's Lymphoma
Esophageal cancer
Thyroid cancer

Blue

Prostate cancer
Colorectal cancer

Grey

Brain cancer

Clear (or White or Pearl)

Lung cancer
Bone cancer

Teal

Gynecological cancers:

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