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Doctor insights on: Ribbon Color For Cancer Awareness

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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Will men get breast cancer and what color is the awareness ribbon for that?

Will men get breast cancer and what color is the awareness ribbon for that?

Yes; not sure!: Men with a mother, sister, or daughter with breast or ovarian cancer, male relatives with breast cancer, or with ashkenazi jewish heritage, have a high risk of carrying a brca mutation. Men with this mutation are at risk for breast and other cancers. Rarely, men without a brca mutation get breast cancer, usually in their later years. I think the ribbon is still pink! sorry guys... ...Read more

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Pink is the official color for breast cancer in women, what color ribbon is it for men?

Pink is the official color for breast cancer in women, what color ribbon is it for men?

Pink w/ blue: I don't know of an official ribbon for male breast cancer. Many organizations use a ribbon with 1/2 pink and 1/2 blue. I refer you to an organization called men against breast cancer. ...Read more

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Why would the color pink be associated with breast cancer awareness?

Why would the color pink be associated with breast cancer awareness?

Femininity: Pink is traditionally a feminine color, but not exclusively, of course. Breast cancer is traditionally a disease of women, but not exclusively. Ergo, pink has been chosen to represent awareness. I hope this helps. Good luck. ...Read more

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Which color ribbon represents spleen cancer?

Which color ribbon represents spleen cancer?

Lymphoma: Hodgkin's is violet, non-hodgkin's is lime green. These are the two that are likely to pop up in the spleen. ...Read more

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1/4" diameter of mucus in stool 3X/wk, loose stools 1x/wk. severe health anxiety. Worried about Colon cancer. No family history. Cancer or IBS?

1/4" diameter of mucus in stool 3X/wk, loose stools 1x/wk. severe health anxiety. Worried about Colon cancer. No family history. Cancer or IBS?

Hypochondrasis: I feel your distress about having Colon cancer. Relax about “No family history. Cancer or IBS” Feel good about lack of abdominal pain, bloody stools, diarrhea alternating with constipation, or severe constipation. Do not be victim of severe health anxiety, Be Captain of your thoughts, feelings and behaviors. See a Psychiatrist for Therapy for anxiety due to stresses; coping skills and medication. ...Read more

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Why does breast cancer awareness get an entire month of recognition?

Why does breast cancer awareness get an entire month of recognition?

Philosophical ?: There are many diseases that might deserve a month of recognition. Certainly breast cancer should, but maybe prostate cancer, heart disease and major depression should, would you be interested in lobbying for some of those or others. ...Read more

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For what reason colon part is usually prone to cancer in hnpcc (hereditary hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer)?

For what reason colon part is usually prone to cancer in hnpcc (hereditary hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer)?

Genetic disorder: Hnpcc also called lynch syndrome results from at least four type of genetic defects involving genes needed for repair of damaged dna. See this site for more info. http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/lynch-syndrome. ...Read more

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What does the cancer ribbon mean to cancer survivors?

What does the cancer ribbon mean to cancer survivors?

Hope,badge ofcourage: They see and instantly identify with others wearing the cancer pin telling them that they are not alone in this fight- that there are others that have traveled the same journey and are still here - as a sign of hope and a source of information , counseling, commiserating , and to share a good cry and a good laugh. But do not ask me --- ask them - they will readily tell you their story. ...Read more

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Is green stool a sign of colon cancer?

Is green stool a sign of colon cancer?

Not specifically: Bowel movement color is not a factor to watch for colon cancer unless you see blood. See a doctor for an examination. ...Read more

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Need expert opinions about skin cancer, breast cancer, lung cancer, etc. Why does cancer attack a specific part of someone's body?

Need expert opinions about skin cancer, breast cancer, lung cancer, etc. Why does cancer attack a specific part of someone's body?

Biological process: The dna of any cell may mutate and continue to replicate with no end to it. The ability of cells to multiply and differentiate is expressed in the growth of a baby in 9months from a fertilized ovarian cell. From 1cell to a 9-10pound baby in 9months. That ability is in every cell of the body. If the off switch for cell division is lost, cells of any type may replicate indefinitely. ...Read more

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Is photographic breast cancer detection now a reality?

Not aware of this: I am not sure what your are describing. Physical examination with mammogram and sometimes breast ultrasound are the best current options. Sometimes breast MRI is used. I am not aware of photographic technology for breast cancer, but research continues. ...Read more

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Besides a colonoscopy, mamography, skin cancer exam, can one cancer protect his/her life? Or, is it part of ones life process until diagnosis?

Besides a colonoscopy, mamography, skin cancer exam, can one cancer protect his/her life? Or, is it part of ones life process until diagnosis?

Health: Other ways to promote your health 1. Don't smoke 2. Exercise on a regular basis 3. Maintain a healthy body weight 4. Wear sunscreen 5. Have routine physicals performed by your doctor 6. Limit your consumption of alcohol All things that sound like common sense, but we sometimes forget to do. ...Read more

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Can a change in bowel habits mean colorectal cancer?

Can a change in bowel habits mean colorectal cancer?

Yes: Persistent changes not correlating to your dietary or activity change should be worked up by your doctor. It does not diagnose colon cancer by itself but it is one of the symptoms. ...Read more

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What is occult breast cancer, what is survival rate of woman older than 60 who have occult breast cancer?

What is occult breast cancer, what is survival rate of woman older than 60 who have occult breast cancer?

Need more details: There is formally no such condition called occult breast Cancer. Please give details of exactly where is your breast cancer located and how was it found in the first place??. I am wondering if you are talking about DCIS or a lymph node metastases in the arm pit but no detectable primary tumor. Please elaborate further. ...Read more

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Will men get breast cancer and what color is the awareness ribbon for that?

Yes; not sure!: Men with a mother, sister, or daughter with breast or ovarian cancer, male relatives with breast cancer, or with ashkenazi jewish heritage, have a high risk of carrying a brca mutation. Men with this mutation are at risk for breast and other cancers. Rarely, men without a brca mutation get breast cancer, usually in their later years. I think the ribbon is still pink! sorry guys... ...Read more

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Please tell me, could men get breast cancer and what color is the awareness ribbon for that?

Please tell me, could men get breast cancer and what color is the awareness ribbon for that?

Yes.: Men get breast cancer at a rate of about 1% of the rate in women. Given that female breast cancer is, unfortunately, all too common, male breast cancer is unusual but not rate. I am not aware of any "ribbon" campaign for male breast cancer; the one for "breast cancer" should be sufficient. ...Read more

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Which color ribbon represents spleen cancer?

Lymphoma: Hodgkin's is violet, non-hodgkin's is lime green. These are the two that are likely to pop up in the spleen. ...Read more

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What does the cancer ribbon mean to cancer survivors?

Hope,badge ofcourage: They see and instantly identify with others wearing the cancer pin telling them that they are not alone in this fight- that there are others that have traveled the same journey and are still here - as a sign of hope and a source of information , counseling, commiserating , and to share a good cry and a good laugh. But do not ask me --- ask them - they will readily tell you their story. ...Read more

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How are green and orange ribbons for kidney cancer different?

How are green and orange ribbons for kidney cancer different?

See below: The orange ribbon is for the kidney cancer association. A green ribbon signifies renal cell carcinoma (kidney cancer, hypernephroma) awareness. ...Read more

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Colonoscopy dec'15 removed 5pol, some hyper. wk 2 change in bm, narrow, ribbon like, sometimes thicker but flat sides. pain low lt pelvic. Cancer hist?

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Colonoscopy dec'15 removed 5pol, some hyper. wk 2 change in bm, narrow, ribbon like, sometimes thicker but flat sides. pain low lt pelvic. Cancer hist?

What's your question: This sounds like diverticulitis. There is a possibility of inflammation in the colon from the biopsies but this is uncommon and diverticulitis is common. You should see your doctor back to see if you need antibiotics or further investigation of the pelvis. ...Read more

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How thin does a ribbon stool have to be in order to be a concern that it's colon cancer?

How thin does a ribbon stool have to be in order to be a concern that it's colon cancer?

Pencil thin stool: Pencil thin stools should generally be like that. However any change in bowel habits or bleeding should prompt evaluation by your pcp gastroenterologist or colorectal surgeon. ...Read more

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Do thin ribbon like stool mobements in case of colon cancer continue all the time or is it ab on and off thing?

Do thin ribbon like stool mobements in case of colon cancer continue all the time or is it ab on and off thing?

Ribbon like: stool which is INTERMITTENT are DUE TO SPASM of the lower bowel (old term ="spastic colon") now this is a part of the diagnosis of IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) which is a DIAGNOSIS of EXCLUSION (other GI problems MUST BE RULED OUT) SO STOP worrying about the "big C" and get yourself checked out by your PCP and at your age a COLONOSCOPY ,may be recommended! Hope this is helpful Dr Z ...Read more

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Pink is the official color for breast cancer in women, what color ribbon is it for men?

Pink w/ blue: I don't know of an official ribbon for male breast cancer. Many organizations use a ribbon with 1/2 pink and 1/2 blue. I refer you to an organization called men against breast cancer. ...Read more

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My poop come out like ribbons what can be done about it. it happen when i had readiation for my anal cancer few years ago?

My poop come out like ribbons what can be done about it. it happen when i had readiation for my anal cancer few years ago?

See Surgeon or GI: This could be related to the radiation you received which can cause a stricture in the anus. This can be treated with dilation but needs to be evaluated by a surgeon or GI doc. You also need to be checked for other causes such as a recurrence of the cancer. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Can you please describe the cancer awareness months and what are their colors?

Can you please describe the cancer awareness months and what are their colors?

American Cancer Soc.: http://www.cancer.org/aboutus/whoweare/cancer-awareness-calendar follow this link to see the calendar for cancer awareness. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What breast cancer awareness events are on television?

It is hard to find a: Tv only occasionally has sessions about breast cancer. Internet has plenty of information especially on a website made for the patients..It is called cancer.Net. ...Read more

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What month is cancer awareness month?

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What month is cancer awareness month?

CA months: CA awareness month is broken down by the type of CA. Check out the ACS web page at Cancer.org. Check under CA awareness calendar. ...Read more

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How do you raise public awareness about health issues/cancer?

How do you raise public awareness about health issues/cancer?

One person +: Each of us(healthcare or non healthcare) can raise awareness of health issues by teaching our children proper health habits and hygiene, sponsoring a health panel discussion at our church or fraternal/sorority organization, employing good eating habits, and volunteering to transport a cancer patient to their chemo or radiation treatments. ...Read more