September is Childhood Cancer, Leukemia, Lymphoma, Ovarian and Prostate Cancer Awarenesses Month.
September is a time to honor, support and remember children affected by cancer and their families. Its ribbon is gold.
Leukemia refers to a group of cancers often beginning in a patient’s bone marrow creating a high number of underdeveloped white blood cells. Its ribbon is orange.
Lymphoma comes from lymphatic cells that produce blood cell tumors that become cancerous. Its ribbon is lime green.
Ovarian cancer causes are still not entirely understood. Some symptoms may include stomach pain, bloating, unusual bleeding and nausea. Its ribbon is teal.
Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer for men, after skin cancer. It is possible to successfully treat it though. In the US alone, there are millions of prostate cancer survivors. Its ribbon is light blue.
Please seek medical advice from your physician and take care.