When Nicole turned 50 years old in 2022, her family doctor suggested she begin her breast cancer screening annual mammogram. To her surprise, a small tumour was found and Nicole was diagnosed with Stage 1 breast cancer. She underwent a lumpectomy, followed up with chemotherapy and then radiation treatments – which all took place from November 2022 to June 2023.
Nicole also happens to work in the medical technology industry as the President & CEO of Medtech Canada – the trade association that represents Canada’s medical technology companies. Nicole is grateful that the health care system and the medical technology industry saved her life with early detection and great treatment – and has a strong appreciation of how medical technologies contribute to saving the lives of those diagnosed with breast cancer.
Nicole’s Recommended Resources
MOLLI Surgical’s H.O.P.E. for Patients and Caregivers
H.O.P.E. is a collection of resources, interviews, support and services recommended by patients, clinicians and advocates. Our H.O.P.E material is built on the foundation of “Breast Practices.” This show addresses various topics in patient-centered care.
Oak Valley Health: Breast Health Centre
The Breast Health Centre at Oak Valley Health’s Markham Stouffville Hospital is a model of patient-centred care, meaning the health system revolves around the patient. If you require assessment or treatment at the Breast Health Centre, rest assured we have the most advanced screening tools and an expert team of health specialists. We deliver “one-stop” coordinated care in a setting built for your comfort and privacy.
Stronach Regional Cancer Centre: New Patient Information
The New Patient Information Booklet was written with the help of patients, families and healthcare providers. We hope that this booklet will help you know what to expect and how to prepare for your appointments and treatments. When patients and families are informed, they can be true partners in their care.