Mayor learns she has cancer while doing cancer PSA

Mayor learns she has cancer while doing cancer PSA

Stillwater Mayor Gina Noble.

STILLWATER, OK. — The mayor of Stillwater, Oklahoma will soon be undergoing treatment after being diagnosed with cancer while shooting a cancer PSA.

Mayor Gina Noble said she was promoting the Stillwater Medical Center's new 3-D mammography program when doctors used the new technology to detect the cancer in its early stage.

"It came as a shock, but I'm dealing with it just like so many others do each day," Noble said. "I am grateful it was caught early. I hope my experience serves as a reminder for women to get their yearly mammograms. Stillwater is very fortunate to be one of the only cities in the state to offer 3-D tomography, which improves chances for early detection."


Noble will be taking some time off during her treatment but will continue to work full time as the mayor and at Oklahoma State University's School of Media & Strategic Communications.

"My son, Braxton, and I want to thank everyone for the kindness, compassion, support and love we have received," Noble said. "The diagnosis is frightening, as is the process, but my prognosis is very good. I am blessed to have so much support from city councilors, the City of Stillwater staff and administration, my friends, and my employer, OSU. I will get through this journey, and I will be even stronger."

Speaking on behalf of the City of Stillwater and city council, City Manager Norman McNickle said, "Our thoughts are with Gina and her family as she goes through treatment."

Noble was sworn in as mayor on April 20, 2015.