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Support Services

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 Counselor

Provides assistance with estimates, payment options, drug assistance, and understanding insurance benefits.
Briana Taylor: 828-213-6569

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.

  • Brain and Neurological Cancer:
    • Sandra Petersen: 828-213-2506
  • Lung Cancer
    • Carol Logan-Thompson: 828-213-2504
    • Jessica Hansman: 828-213-2898
  • Breast Cancer:
    • Brandy Firmin: 828-213-2508
  • Head and Neck Cancer:
    • Lynnea Skiman: 828-213-2596
  • GYN Cancer:
    • Pam Rowell: 828-670-8403

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 Mission Cancer Center. 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. Brett McKey 828-213-2337

Support Groups

Mission Cancer 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 the current available support groups, schedules, times and meeting locations.

Head & Neck Cancer Support Group

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

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