Texas Chapter (Houston)

Chapter Leaders:

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Maria Daheri
Chapter Leader since September 2013   
Elisabeth Castro
Chapter Leader since September 2013    
Sonia Hodgson
Chapter Leader since September 2013


What's New

Women ages 21-64 who are uninsured or underinsured can receive free cervical and breast cancer screenings at an upcoming event co-sponsored by the NCCC Houston chapter and Susan's Rally

Saturday, February 21, 2015
7:00am to 1:00pm

South Main Baptist Church
4100 Main St.
Houston, TX 77002

Bilingual staff will be availble/ayuda en español será disponible. Space is limited and registration is required. Call 832.217.5571 to make your appointment.


HPV Summit

Upcoming Events

The Houston chapter is pleased to be participate in the 2015 Summit on HPV-Related Diseases, taking place on Thursday, June 18, 2015. The goal of the 2015 summit is to reduce the incidence and mortality rates of HPV-associated cancers and improve the rates of HPV vaccination. This goal will be accomplished by bringing together family practitioners, pediatricians, school principals and school nurses, physician assistants in pediatric settings, parent leaders of PTOs and PTAs, school and community health educators, nurse practitioners in pediatric settings, School Health Advisory Committee (SHAC) representatives and community advocates to review and discuss the implementation of evidence-based best practices for HPV-associated disease prevention and treatment.

Registration for the summit opens in February. Click here to learn more about the summit and register.

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Past Events

In July, the Houston chapter sponsored an afternoon tea and book signing with guest Dr. Lois Ramondetta, author of The Light Within, true story of a friendship Dr. Ramondetta developed with a patient when she was a young gynecologic oncology fellow.

In September, the chapter participated in the See, Test & Treat event along with volunteers from the Ft. Worth chapter. At the event, sponsored by the College of American Pathologists, women receive a pelvic and breast exam, a Pap test with same-day results, a mammogram with same-day or prompt results and connection to follow-up care.

Local Resources

To find out if you qualify for a free or low-cost mammogram and Pap test and where to get screened, call: (512) 458-7796.

Breast and Cervical Cancer Services
Texas Department of State Health Services
Preventive and Primary Care Unit
1100 West 49th Street
Mail Code 1923
PO Box 149347
Austin, TX 78714-9347
(512) 776-7796
Fax: (512) 776-7203

Want to learn more about the chapter? Interested in volunteering for an upcoming event or fundraiser, or just getting more information? Contact Maria Daheri to learn more.

HPV Vaccination at Walgreens

Download this voucher and share it with your friends! It allows for an HPV shot at the price of $180!


Many Walgreens locations offer HPV vaccines on a walk-in basis. Check the map below to find a location near you.

View Walgreens Locations in a full screen map

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