An astute observer once said when there’s teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved.
That insightful idea is the foundation of Aurora Health Care’s proven multidisciplinary cancer care (MDCC) approach.
As cancer patient needs become more complicated and new cancer treatment options are accepted, our approach to cancer care continues to evolve.
This approach brings together clinicians with a range of specialties to treat our patients holistically.
At all of our multidisciplinary cancer clinics, expert clinicians work together to share ideas and formulate a treatment plan that’s best for the patient.
One clinician on the team takes the lead as the group carefully coordinates treatments to maximize effectiveness. The group discusses the potential effectiveness, sequence and timing of the different treatment options. Your primary care provider is informed of progress throughout the process.
To ensure all options are considered, team members participate in regular conference calls with clinicians across the nation to get added input about the most promising treatment options.
A highly trained nurse navigator works closely with each patient and the family. The navigator keeps everyone informed about progress and ensures patient and family understand the treatment plans and options. The nurse navigator also ensures all members of the treatment team are up to date about the patient’s progress.
For patients and their families, multidisciplinary cancer care means they can go to one place to visit their cancer care clinicians. No need to run from office to office for care.
The MDCC team will include the specialists that are appropriate for the patient’s diagnosis and needs. Along with the nurse navigator, the medical team can include:
The MDCC team can include professionals, who offer additional patient and family support, including:
As treatment progresses, we’ll continue to guide cancer survivors through their ongoing medical and emotional concerns.
Need a doctor? We can help with that, too. Visit our website.
We can also guide you if you’d like to get a second opinion about a diagnosis.