Not All Cancer Is Pink
I'm sure you'll agree with me that cancer is a scary word. It's a diagnosis that no one wants to hear, like EVER. And while we often think of cancer as one disease, there are actually many different types of cancer.
While out on the town, I came across an officer who was wearing a pink badge to bring awareness, because everyone knows to wear pink in October, right? When I mentioned, "Make sure you get a teal badge for gynecologic cancers," he looked totally confused. After a quick discussion about the gynecologic cancers, he said he thought pink represented all cancers. This might be the same for you, too. This is why we at Serenity, Courage & Wisdom (SC+W) are passionate about sharing with the community all about gynecologic cancers, and that not all cancers are pink.
Each type of cancer has its own unique set of symptoms, treatment options, and prognosis. One of the most well-known cancers is breast cancer. Breast cancer awareness is represented by the color pink and is nationally recognized in the month of October. And while pink is a beautiful color, it's important to remember that not all cancers are pink.
There are many different colors that represent different types of cancer. For example, teal and white is the color for cervical cancer, blue is the color for colon cancer, gold is the color for childhood cancer, and purple is the color for pancreatic cancer.
Why are colors used to represent different types of cancer? I'm glad you asked! Colors can be powerful symbols. They can be used to raise awareness and show support for a cause. They are great for grabbing attention, wouldn't you agree? And when it comes to cancer, colors can help to unify those who are fighting the disease.
A Message from SC+W:
To Survivors and Soldiers in the Fight:
We want you to remember that no matter what color represents your type of cancer, remember that you are not alone. We are here for you.
To the Community:
There are millions of people living with cancer in the United States. And while cancer is a leading cause of death in the US, there are also more than 16 million cancer survivors.
How Can You Help?
If you're a survivor, you can help to raise awareness about cancer by sharing your story. Friends, family and those who want to make a difference, you can also support those who are fighting cancer by making a donation to a cancer charity or by volunteering your time and/or talent. Organizations like SC+W can always use your help. Together, we will not only make a difference in the fight against cancer, we will show those in the fight that they matter.
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