childhood cancer

September is Childhood Cancer and Sickle Cell Disease Awareness Month

September is Childhood Cancer and Sickle Cell Disease Awareness Month. For children, young adults, and families navigating through cancer treatments or other life-threatening illnesses such as Sickle Cell Disease, the past 18 months have presented entirely new challenges during an already difficult time. With feelings of fear, anxiety, and social isolation at an all-time high among patients and families, The Periwinkle Foundation’s work, and the work of similar organizations, has become that much more meaningful. The […]

Texas HHSC Encourages Breast Cancer Screenings During Awareness Month

In observance of October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Texas Health and Human Services Commission is encouraging women to get screened for breast cancer. Eligible women can receive free screenings through HHSC’s Breast and Cervical Cancer Services program. BCCS helps fund clinics across the state to provide breast cancer screening and diagnostic services such as clinical breast examinations, mammograms, and breast biopsies. In 2019, the program helped more than 24,600 women in Texas, including more than […]