Mayor’s PSA for 3D mammography results in her own diagnosis

A routine public service announcement urging women to get screened for breast cancer has taken on a life of its own. The story has raised awareness in ways few could have imagined.

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Mayor Gina Noble of Stillwater, Oklahoma, insisted she “wasn’t the news,” but others disagreed.

Noble—a board member at Stillwater Medical Center—recently agreed to record a public service announcement to promote a new 3D mammography service available at the hospital.

It’s a logical choice. However, emotion bumped logic when Noble underwent the screening and, hours later, received word that she has breast cancer. Days later, Noble and hospital leaders spoke to reporters. reported:

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