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

Clinical Social Worker

Provides counseling support for cancer patients and their families. Carey Baumgarten, MSW, LCSW | 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
Stacie Fincher | 828-213-2694 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

Look Good… Feel Better

A free, hands-on group workshop dedicated to helping female patients cope with and combat the appearance-related side effects of chemotherapy and radiation treatments. Learn skin care and makeup applications as well as demonstrations on hair/wig techniques. A free gift of full-sized, name-brand cosmetics is given for use during and after the workshop. 828-254-6931 or 800-227-2345 for reservations and more information.

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

Provide education, resources, coordination, advocacy and emotional support. Lung cancer and breast cancer navigators available. Lung Navigators 828-213-2503 and 828-213-2504 Breast Navigators 828-213-2507 and 828-213-2508 or 828-213-2500

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 Kuczynski, M.Div., CT | 828-775-2453

Support Groups

In Good Company

For all women with cancer meets on the third Thursday of each month from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Mission SECU Cancer Center 828-213-2507 or 828-213-2508

Leukemia and Lymphoma Support Group

Meets on the second Monday of each month from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. in the Mission SECU Cancer Center, First floor | Leslie Verner – 828-213-4656