This last week we had ribbon week where we had shown our support to those with cancer and raised awareness about cancer for those that luckily don’t. Monday we had shown our support to women with breast cancer by wearing a pink ribbon on our cloths. An interesting fact about breast cancer is that 1 out of 8 women are diagnosed with it. There were 1.38 million women diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008 making it the most common cancer for women.
Tuesday we shared awareness and support for women with Ovary cancer with teal ribbons and people with Leukemia with orange ribbons. Ovarian cancer is the 5th most death causing cancer out there. About 1 out of 57 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Leukemia is a cancer of the blood cells and leaves its patients prone to infections, anemia and bleeding. Leukemia is treated by chemotherapy and sometimes radiation therapy and bone marrow transplants in some cases.
Wednesday we show awareness to bone and lung cancer by wearing white ribbons for bone cancer and off white for lung cancer. Lung cancer is the #1 cancer to cause death. The survival rate is 16.3%. Bone cancer is usually a result of other cancers. Bone cancer is treated by a series of chemotherapy, radiation therapy and surgery.
Thursday we made ourselves aware of brain cancer with a grey ribbon and kidney cancer with green ribbons. Brain cancer is usually caused by many different brain cells or from cancerous cells spreading to the brain. Treatment can involve the same as bone cancer: chemo, radiation and surgery. Kidney cancer is split up between two different types: Renal cell cancer and Transitional cell cancer. It is common in people 50 years and older.For Friday, we end our week with showing support and urging for cancer survivors to help by wearing a purple ribbon.