Teal and Butterflies: My Cancer Symbols

The symbol our society is most familiar with is the breast cancer pink ribbon, yet there are several cancer symbols out there: every cancer has its own colored awareness ribbon. A tricolor ribbon of teal, pink, and blue represents thyroid cancer. It’s a rbbon my fellow survivors and I are proud to wear. Every day, I wear at least one teal thyroid cancer awareness ribbon, and recently, I even had my toes painted a glittery teal to show solidarity for a friend of mine dealing with a thyroid cancer recurrence.

Read the rest at Everyday Health.

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About Cancer Girl

Living with microscopic metastatic disease since diagnosed with papillary thyroid cancer, follicular variant thyroid cancer, and papillary microcarcinoma in the fall 2008; Chris has written for Dear Thyroid, Everyday Health, Lifescript, and Team Thyroid on what living the new normal means.

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