STILLWATER, OK - It's a tale of two sicknesses.
First, in Oklahoma, when Gina Noble, the mayor of Stillwater, was preparing to film a PSA urging women to get a mammogram using new 3D technology for breast cancer testing, she actually got a mammogram that shows she has breast cancer!
"This is a daunting diagnosis," Noble shared.
But the mayor's even luckier that Stillwater is one of only three Oklahoma cities that have the latest 3D technology that helps doctors uncover breast cancer in its earliest stage.
Using 3D imagery, "we're getting 40-50 images of that breast versus one image on 2D," Stillwater Medical Center's Dava Judd explained.
That difference can save a life!
"I'm going to be okay," Noble declared. "I'm going to be okay because of early detection."
No better PSA than that!
Meanwhile, in Pennsylvania, a former beauty queen who faked having cancer is being sentenced to two to four years in state prison.
Last month, 24-year-old Brandi Weaver-Gates pleaded guilty to 'theft by deception' and 'receiving stolen property' for falsely raising funds for her phony disease.
Miss Pennsylvania traded her crown for handcuffs last year after she concocted a hoax that she had stage 2 leukemia and even shaved her head to look like a chemo patient.
She visited Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore to fool her sister that she was getting cancer treatments there.
But when investigators found out that she had no records with the hospital, the jig was up!
Pageant officials weighed in on her crimes saying, "When you deceive the public and take people's money under the pretense of fraud, we will not tolerate those actions."
Now the former beauty queen must pay back all the money she banked, and she faces an additional five years probation after she serves her prison sentence.
So, maybe she is sick because after all, you'd have to be sick in the head to lie about cancer!