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Cervical CancerPatient Stories

Coping with Cancer as a Nonbeliever

Read Erica Stum's thoughtful exploration of faith in relation to a cancer diagnosis.
March 2019 Volume 5 – Patient Stories
Erica Frazier Stum
Indianapolis, IN

I am a nonbeliever who happens to have cancer. Does that mean I deserve to have cancer? No. Does that mean I am not able to cope appropriately with my cancer? No.

Religion can be a touchy subject. Cancer, and in my case cervical cancer, is another sensitive issue. So, it may not be comfortable to discuss, but both topics are pieces of my personal story.

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Last modified: April 18, 2019

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