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January recognized as Cervical Cancer Screening and Awareness Month

By Emily Ketterer TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS–When Erica Frazier discovered her cervical cancer was incurable in 2015, the things that typically seemed important to a normal 32-year-old were put in the background. Frazier was first diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2012, and through her battle she became an advocate for cervical cancer awareness and prevention. “Having cervical […]

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30 Laws in 30 Days: Cervical cancer patient fights for statewide plan

By Katie Stancombe TheStatehouseFile.com Editor’s note: This is the sixth in a series of stories about new laws that are taking effect, most of them on July 1. INDIANAPOLIS – Erica Frazier Stum was diagnosed with cervical cancer at 27 years old. Despite surgery and intense chemotherapy, she has had three diagnoses of the disease with […]

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Mother battling cervical cancer asks lawmakers for help

By Darrell Crenshaw TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — At the young age of 27, Erica Frazier’s life was changed forever. That is when she found out she had cervical cancer — a painful experience no woman ever wants to go through. “I have a 7-year-old son at home and I’ve had cancer more than half of his […]

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Female legislators push for drop in cervical cancer deaths

By Christian Sullivan TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Proposed legislation aims to compel the state Department of Health to develop a strategy to reduce the number of women who die from cervical cancer in Indiana. Rep. Sharon Negele, R-Attica, joined by co-author, Rep. Holli Sullivan, R-Evansville, said the proposal would require the health department to develop a […]