Aurora Health Center in Kenosha to Open New Clinic for Breast Cancer Patients

July 20, 2015

Kenosha, Wis. – Aurora Health Care is adding services to its clinic at 6811 118th Avenue with the establishment of a multidisciplinary cancer clinic (MDCC) for breast cancer patients on July 22. The breast multidisciplinary cancer clinic will follow new standards in cancer care that make treatment more convenient and efficient for the patient.

The Aurora breast multidisciplinary cancer clinic MDCC will offer a number of advantages for patients including:

  • Additional Convenience – Patients will meet with all of their physicians at the same appointment.
  • Cancer Nurse Navigators – Each patient is assigned their own Cancer Nurse Navigator. These nurses are the patient's personal guide throughout the treatment process.
  • Efficient Diagnostics – All necessary testing is coordinated by a Cancer Nurse Navigator before the first visit to the clinic. This ensures a smooth transition from diagnosis to treatment.

"For someone diagnosed with breast cancer, it can seem like they're given an endless list of physicians and appointments," said Dr. Sana Jeffreys, oncologist at Aurora Health Center in Kenosha. "The new Aurora breast multidisciplinary cancer clinic brings together all of the patient's physicians into one place which helps eliminate the need for extra appointments and communication breakdowns between all of the different practices."

"Cancer Nurse Navigators play a key role in our patient's cancer care," said Jamie Cairo, nurse practitioner and director of cancer integration for Aurora Health Care. "Cancer Nurse Navigators are personal advocates for the patients and are there to help answer any questions throughout the patient's entire journey."

The Aurora breast multidisciplinary cancer clinic will be accepting new patients, male or female, beginning Wednesday, July 22, 2015. For more information, contact the Aurora Health Center in Kenosha at 262-857-5750.

Aurora Health Care is a not-for-profit Wisconsin-area health care provider and a national leader in efforts to improve health care quality. Aurora offers services at sites in more than 90 communities throughout eastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois. Aurora is Wisconsin's most comprehensive health care provider and the state's largest private employer. Aurora serves more than 1.2 million patients every year via a comprehensive network of facilities, services and providers, including 15 hospitals, more than 150 clinics, 70 pharmacies and 30,000 amazing Caregivers. As evidenced by more than 400 active clinical trials, Aurora is dedicated to delivering innovations to provide the best possible care today, and to define the best care for tomorrow. Get helpful health and wellness information via the Aurora MyHealth blog, our Facebook page, our Twitter account and our Pinterest account.

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Kristin Rabas
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