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Lynne Eldridge MD

What Color is the Lung Cancer Ribbon?

By January 31, 2014

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If you asked several people about the breast cancer ribbon, most would be able to tell you it's pink. But what about lung cancer?

The lung cancer ribbon is often considered white, though some people say it is pearl or even clear. Since we see so few white ribbons relative to pink ribbons, you'd think that lung cancer is uncommon, wouldn't you?

But lung cancer is the leading cause of lung cancer deaths for both men and women in the United States. In other words, your mothers and sisters, wives and daughters are more likely to die from lung cancer than from breast cancer. As another note, lung cancer can happen in anyone. 20% of women who develop lung cancer have never smoked. Anyone with lungs can get lung cancer.

If you want to learn more about the lung cancer ribbon (and other cancer ribbons) or ways you can help raise awareness, check out the following articles:

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