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Red Ribbon
AIDS
Red Ribbon Creates Awareness of AIDS
Ever since the discovery of the AIDS virus in 1981, the AIDS virus has been silently threatening all of Asia. One in four new infections occur in Asia every day. What is extremely alarming is that the disease has already spread into several provinces of the world’s most populated country – China. In

Brown Ribbon
Anti-Tobacco
Brown Ribbon Creates Awareness of Anti-Tobacco
Smoking still remains one of the leading causes of preventable death. Smoking has the dubious distinction of affecting all the systems from head to foot. In spite of various technological advancements, tobacco still claims one life every ten seconds somewhere in the world. Tobacco can be consumed in

Grey Ribbon
Brain Tumor
Grey Ribbon Creates Awareness of Brain Tumor
Grey pin is used to create awaraness regarding brain tumor, primary brain tumor which arise in the brain cells cannot be detected early and early detection of primary brain cancer does not influence survival rate as it depends up on age, tumor location and type rather than early detection. Secondary

Teal-White Ribbon
Cervical Cancer
Teal-White Ribbon Creates Awareness of Cervical Cancer
The cervix is a part of the female reproductive system and forms the lower part of the womb or the uterus. Sixty years ago, cancer of the cervix was the leading cause of cancer deaths in women. However, there has been a dramatic reduction in the incidence rates due to increased awareness and effecti

Blue Ribbon
Colon Cancer
Blue Ribbon Creates Awareness of Colon Cancer
Blue Ribbon is associated with colon cancer and the month of March is celebrated as Colon cancer awareness month, during which awareness is created about the risks of colon cancer and the need of screening for early detection of colon cancer which can give better treatment and survival rate of 90%.

Purple Ribbon
Colorectal Cancer
Purple Ribbon Creates Awareness of Colorectal Cancer
Colorectal cancer occurs in the bowel occupying both the colon and rectal regions. Blue ribbon symbol is used to create awareness for early detection of colorectal cancer as 50% of colorectal cancer deaths can be avoided if detected early. Colorectal cancer is asymptomatic in early stages so it is r

Orange Ribbon
Crohns Disease
Orange Ribbon Creates Awareness of Crohns Disease
Crohns disease is characterized by inflammation of the digestive tract. Although any par of the digestive tract from the mouth to the anus can be affected, most commonly, the small intestine (more specifically, ileum) is affected. Men and women are equally affected. The disease shows a tendency to r

Green Ribbon
Depression
Green Ribbon Creates Awareness of Depression
Depression is one of the most common mental disorders affecting approximately 340 million people in the world. No one is immune from depression - it occurs in people of all social classes, all countries and all cultural settings. One in four women and one in ten men can expect to develop depression

Teal Purple Ribbon
Domestic violence
Teal Purple Ribbon Creates Awareness of Domestic violence
Smoking still remains one of the leading causes of preventable death. Smoking has the dubious distinction of affecting all the systems from head to foot. In spite of various technological advancements, tobacco still claims one life every ten seconds somewhere in the world. Tobacco can be consumed in

Blue- yellow Ribbon
Down Syndrome
Blue- yellow Ribbon Creates Awareness of Down Syndrome
The genetic disorder is named after Dr. John Langdon Down, who first described the disease in 1866. It is the most common autosomal chromosomal abnormality with a frequency of 1 in 800 births. Down’s syndrome is caused due to the presence of an extra 21st chromosome. It was not until 1959 that this

Pink-Teal Ribbon
Hereditary Breast Cancer
Pink-Teal Ribbon Creates Awareness of Hereditary Breast Cancer
Hereditary breast cancer accounts for 5 to 10% of all breast cancers and can be suspected when there is a strong family history of breast cancer. Genetic changes (BRCA-1 and BRCA-2 mutations) have been implicated as a significant risk factor for hereditary breast cancer. Genetic tests are currently

Burgundy Ribbon
Hospice Care
Burgundy Ribbon Creates Awareness of Hospice Care
Hospice (Hospitium = Guest house) is a palliative care treatment given by a team of specially trained physicians, volunteers and family members to terminally ill patient to give them a quality life before death. Hospice care does not hasten or decreases the death time but gives a quality death to

Pearl Ribbon
Leukemia
Pearl Ribbon Creates Awareness of Leukemia
Leukemia is a cancer that begins in the blood cells, more specifically white blood cells. It belongs to a broad group of diseases, commonly termed as hematological malignancies. Leukemia is classified into different types based on the onset of the disease and the type of white blood cell informed in

Yellow Ribbon
Lung Cancer
Yellow Ribbon Creates Awareness of Lung Cancer
Lung cancer is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells in the lung. Majority of people who get lung cancer have been cigarette smokers, but not all people who smoke get lung cancer. And, some people who have never smoked get lung cancer. Because of the large size of the lungs, cancer may grow for

Lime Ribbon
Muscular Dystrophy
Lime Ribbon Creates Awareness of Muscular Dystrophy
Liver cancer is an abnormal growth of cells, in the liver. Liver cancer can be classified into two major categories, primary and secondary liver cancer. Primary liver cancer originates from the cells present in the liver and is more common among middle-aged men and aged individuals (above 60 years o

Orchid Ribbon
Testicular Cancer
Orchid Ribbon Creates Awareness of Testicular Cancer
The testis is one of the major component of the male reproductive system and are comaparable to the ovaries in the female. The testis is responsible for production of sperms and the male sex hormone-testosterone. The testis consists of many different cell types and cancer can arise from any of these
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