Pearl, clear or white ribbons are used to raise lung cancer awareness, according to About.com. Light purple or lavender, the color that represents all cancers, is another option.
As of 2016, lung cancer is the top cause of cancer death in men and the second most frequent cause of cancer death in women, notes About.com. Tobacco smoking causes most lung cancer. Exposure to environmental pollutants causes lung cancer in non-smokers. Typical symptoms of lung cancer include a persistent cough, breathing difficulty, coughing up blood, hoarseness and wheezing.
Lung cancer is easily treated with surgery if caught early, advises About.com. However, most lung cancer patients are diagnosed after the cancer has spread, eliminating surgery as an option.