At Mission Cancer Care...

We Treat the Whole Patient

Support Services

To view a list of the support services offered to members of our community who are battling cancer, click here.

Cancer Nutrition Program

Provides assistance with the management of symptoms and side effects of cancer treatments including: decreased or lack of appetite, early fullness and bloating, smell or taste changes, texture or consistency changes, chewing or swallowing difficulties, nausea or vomiting, feeding and eating strategies, constipation, diarrhea, fatigue, energy conservation and weight loss or gain. | 828-213-2222, option 2 | Jeffrey Whitridge 828-213-2518 | Nicole Franklin 828-213-2360

Clinical Social Worker

Provides counseling support for cancer patients and their families. Kathryn Atkins LCSW, LCAS, CSI | 828-213-2514 For HOPE A Women's Cancer Center patients please contact Alice Myer, MSW, LCSW | 828-670-8403

Financial Counselors

Provides assistance with payment options, health insurance, or financial assistance programs
Janet Lee | 828-213-2558 Jennifer Franklin | 828-213-2342

Integrative Health

Offers patients in Radiation Therapy or Outpatient Infusion free assistance in managing pain, easing stress, anxiety, sleep and calming nausea. Therapies available include: aromatherapy, Healing Touch, guided imagery, massage and breathing techniques. | 828-213-2512

MyHealthyLife Services

For wellness therapies after receiving cancer treatment, patients can participate in therapies such as Yoga, massage and acupuncture for a fee. 828-213-8250

Nia Movement Class

Combines martial arts, dance arts and healing arts. Free. Tuesday from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. | Diane Lancaster – 828-213.2546

Nicotine Dependence Program

Offers top-quality, evidence-based care in a nonjudgmental and supportive manner. With the understanding that all individuals are unique, the
Nicotine Dependence Program will work with each patient to develop a customized plan to quit his/her tobacco. 828-213-2222, option 2

Nurse Navigators

Our nurse navigators provide education, resources, coordination, advocacy and emotional support.

  • Lung Cancer:
    • Carol Logan-Thompson: 828-213-2504
    • Jessica Hansman: 828-213-2898
  • Breast Cancer:
    • Janet Magruder: 828-213-2507
    • Brandy Firmin: 828-213-2508
  • Neuro Cancer:
    • Gilbert Mata: 828-213-1738
  • Head and Neck Cancer:
    • Lynnea Skiman: 828-213-2596
  • GYN Cancer:
    • Pam Rowell: 828-670-8403 and 828-778-0732

Patient Resource Navigator

Provides assistance with transportation, lodging, wigs, financial assistance and insurance, prescription assistance and other community resources
American Cancer Society Representative 828-213-2505

Physical Therapy and Speech Therapy

Offers Physical Therapy for lymphedema, decreased range of motion, peripheral neuropathy, incontinence, balance problems, pain and fatigue. Offers Speech Therapy for speech and voice issues, swallowing issues and cognitive impairment. | 828-213-2222, option 2 Physician referral is required.

Retail Pharmacy

Located on the first floor of the SECU Cancer Center inside the Gift Shop. We offer patients and families the convenience of obtaining prescriptions, over-the-counter drugs and personal care products. | 828-213-2950

Chaplain

Through a compassionate and listening presence, the Chaplain provides supportive counseling to cancer patients and their families who are dealing with the emotional, spiritual and social changes that a cancer diagnosis often brings. Terri Cooper 828-213-2505

Support Groups

Mission Cancer Care offers a variety of support groups for patients, survivors and caregivers to gather and provide support, discussion and community. Please click on the links below to view schedules, times and meeting locations for 2019.

Head & Neck Cancer Support Group

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Meets the second Thursday of every month, from 4:30 – 6 pm.

SECU Cancer Center

21 Hospital Drive, Suite 120
Asheville, NC 28801

 828-213-2500

Tentative meeting dates and times for 2019:

  • January 10
  • February 14
  • March 14
  • April 11
  • May 9
  • June 13
  • July 11
  • August 8
  • September 12
  • October 10
  • November 14
  • December 12

For more information, please call 828-213-2596.

Lung Cancer Support Group

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Meets the second Tuesday of each month from 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm.

SECU Cancer Center

21 Hospital Drive, Suite 120
Asheville, NC 28801

 828-213-2500

Tentative meeting dates and times for 2019:

  • January 8
  • February 12
  • March 12
  • April 9
  • May 14
  • June 11
  • July 9
  • August 13
  • September 10
  • October 8
  • November 12
  • December 10

For more information, please call 828-213-2898.

"In Good Company" Women's Support Group

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Meets on the third Thursday of each month from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

SECU Cancer Center

21 Hospital Drive, Suite 120
Asheville, NC 28801

 828-213-2500

Tentative meeting dates and times for 2019:

  • January 17
  • February 21
  • March 21
  • April 18
  • May 16
  • June 20
  • July 18
  • August 15
  • September 19
  • November 21
  • December 19

For more information, please call 828-213-2507.

Leukemia Support Group

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Meets on the second Monday of each month from 4:00 to 5:30 pm.

SECU Cancer Center

21 Hospital Drive, Suite 120
Asheville, NC 28801

 828-213-2500

Tentative meeting dates and times for 2019:

  • January 14
  • February 11
  • March 11
  • April 8
  • May 13
  • June 10
  • July 8
  • August 12
  • September 9
  • October 14
  • November 11
  • December 9

For more information, call 828-213-4656.