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What do these colors stand for? In November, they represent love for cancer warriors & support for cancer awareness! The purple ribbon is for pancreatic cancer awareness, the white ribbon stands for lung cancer awareness, and periwinkle is the color of support for stomach cancer! We want to encourage you to learn more about these cancers and stand in support of those affected by them!

purplePancreatic cancer begins in the tissue of the pancreas and, unfortunately, is incredibly difficult to diagnose. Even when diagnosed early, pancreatic cancer often has a poor prognosis – spreading rapidly throughout the body. Once it’s too advanced, surgical removal is impossible, which is the one method able to completely rid the cancer from the body. Chemotherapy can greatly improve someone’s quality of life though!

 

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Lung cancer is the number one cause of cancer death in both men AND women worldwide. The number one risk factor linked to lung cancer is cigarette smoking (and even passive exposure to tobacco smoke), which is why doctors immediately recommend seeking help to quit smoking. This cancer is also not usually spotted until it’s in an advanced stage, which means that the five-year survival rate drops to 1-5%.

 

periwinkleStomach cancer, also known as gastric cancer, is not as common in the United States, but it is still a very aggressive form of cancer if it is not detected early. Thankfully, there has been a decrease in the number of people affected by this form of cancer over the past 60 years, but advanced stages are very difficult to treat once diagnosed.

The best way for you to get involved is to raise awareness and donate to cancer research organizations so that they can continue searching for the cure! If you purchase a bracelet from our Love Cures collection (like the ones above!), we will donate 50% to Stand Up to Cancer immediately!

Our jewelry is made to showcase the strength of women fighting cancer while also standing up to cancer for everyone! Pick the colors you fight for with Saint Vintage!

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