Multidisciplinary Breast Cancer Care Clinic in Aurora

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Multidisciplinary Breast Cancer Care Clinic in Aurora

Patient-Centered Care that Combines Surgery, Medical Oncology, and Radiation Oncology Consultation in One Convenient Location

A breast cancer diagnosis can feel overwhelming. You may have questions about your next steps, lifestyle changes, and possible treatment options. Seeking out high-quality care involves multiple physicians, appointments, and locations. Navigating the emotional and logistical aspects of breast cancer treatment can be challenging to manage.

Rocky Mountain Breast Specialists move quickly and efficiently when consulting with a new breast cancer patient, while also helping each patient review their options and make decisions for their health. This is because time is of the essence when it comes to breast cancer. 

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“It was a blur as my life became consumed with traveling from this visit to that visit,” said Linda Meiers, breast cancer patient, reflecting on her initial thoughts. “I had a lot on my plate already with work and where I was living. I didn’t know what the future would bring. That was really hard.”

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What is a Multidisciplinary Clinic?

A multidisciplinary clinic brings together cancer specialists to evaluate your case. They work together in one clinic and review your case before, during, and after your visit. Usually, these consultations can take weeks to schedule – but we can do it in one visit, saving you time and letting your treatment start quickly.

Aurora Multidisciplinary Clinic


During your consultation at our breast cancer care clinic, you will meet one-on-one with a medical oncologist, a radiation oncologist, and a breast surgeon, where they will complete an assessment, discuss treatment choices, and answer questions. Each of these doctors are specialists with specific interests in breast cancer care. The medical team will then meet to discuss your case and put together a personalized treatment plan.

Dr. Manojkumar Bupathi
Medical Oncologist, RMCC

Dr. Laura Hafertepen
Breast Cancer Surgeon, SurgOne, PC

Dr. Dennis Carter
Radiation Oncologist, RMCC

Dr. Meera Patel
Radiation Oncologist, RMCC

In addition to the multidisciplinary consultation appointment, patients will meet with our experienced nurse navigator from Sarah Cannon, Natalie Ebenhoch, who guides care at the clinic. As a nurse navigator, Natalie can journey alongside patients and work with the doctors to help coordinate all the studies and doctor visits.

Why Go to the Aurora Multidisciplinary Clinic for your Breast Cancer Care?


Benefits of a Multidisciplinary Approach:

  • Enhanced Communication:
    • Regular team meetings foster open communication, ensuring all aspects of a patient's care are considered.
    • Rapid response to evolving patient needs through real-time collaboration among specialists.
  • Improved Treatment Outcomes:
    • Tailored treatment plans optimize the effectiveness of interventions, improving overall survival rates.
    • Reduced treatment delays and enhanced adherence to evidence-based guidelines.
  • Patient-Centric Care:
    • Empowers patients by involving them in decision-making processes.
    • Streamlined care coordination minimizes the burden on patients and their families.
  • Efficient Resource Utilization:
    • Eliminates redundancy in diagnostic tests and consultations, optimizing resource allocation.
    • Cost-effective and time-efficient care delivery.

Multidisciplinary Breast Cancer Clinic Provides Comprehensive Team Approach

By combining surgical, radiation, and medical oncology consultations into one comprehensive appointment, the multidisciplinary breast cancer clinic can create an environment centered around the patient.

“We want to provide the most optimal, efficient, educational, and comprehensive experience for our patients and their families,” said Dr. Hafertepen, breast surgeon with SurgOne. “Our multidisciplinary management offers an extensive benefit as it allows the three providers to discuss each patient prior, during, and after their visit, ensuring that each person is receiving the most advanced and efficient care.”

“The multidisciplinary breast cancer clinic is great for patients,” added Natalie Ebenhoch. “I’m proud to meet with them and their families to provide information and cancer education.”

With Natalie at the clinic, patients always have someone on-site and available to answer questions, provide resources, and follow them throughout their personal breast cancer treatment plan.

How Treatment Options are Evolving at RMCC



Optimizing Breast Cancer Care with Combined Multidisciplinary Expertise

By combining the expertise of multiple physicians, the breast cancer care clinic optimizes breast cancer care for their patients. This efficient model of care allows patients to start their treatment plan as quickly as possible without having to attend multiple appointments.

At the multidisciplinary breast clinic, patients are able to take control of their cancer journey in an easy-to-follow, efficient, and fully supported manner.

“Cancer is dangerous, but together we rise up against it,” said Dr. Dennis Carter. “In the breast cancer clinic, we join our hearts. We gather our collective minds and skills alongside the strength of our patients to face and overcome cancer. This is a great honor and a joy.”

Multidisciplinary breast cancer care redefines the landscape of cancer care, offering a unified and compassionate approach that places the patient at the center of their journey. As we continue to advance in the fight against breast cancer, the multidisciplinary model stands as a testament to the power of collaboration in the pursuit of healing and recovery.

Our cancer centers are also a part of the US Oncology Network, the nation’s largest network of integrated community-based oncology practices dedicated to advancing high-quality, evidence-based patient care. This ensures that our patients are provided with the highest quality of cancer care in their backyard. The multidisciplinary breast cancer clinic at RMCC’s Aurora location achieves this through providing high-quality, efficient, and holistic breast cancer care to Aurora and its surrounding communities.


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Updated December 2023