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.


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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