Foot & Ankle

The foot and ankle are critical for your mobility, carrying your body’s weight and allowing you to walk, run and perform daily activities. Pain or an injury can greatly impact your quality of life, making it difficult to perform once-routine tasks. If you are suffering from foot or ankle pain that limits your mobility, the […]

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Orthopedic Locations

Walk-in Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Clinic The Mission Health Walk-in Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Clinic offers immediate injury evaluation, treatment and management for non-emergent musculoskeletal disorders, sports injuries and sports-related concussions. […]

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Cancer Care

Welcome to Mission Cancer Mission Cancer brings together a multidisciplinary team of physicians, caregivers and support staff who serve western North Carolina with the region’s most comprehensive cancer care. At Mission, we understand that patients prefer to receive coordinated care in a single, centralized location, and offer a variety of integrated, disease-focused services that encompass […]

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Low-Dose Lung Screening Program

Yearly lung screening with low-dose CT (LDCT) has been shown to save lives by finding lung cancer early, when it is easier to treat. This handout answers many questions that people have about LDCT lung screening. If you have any additional questions, please call 828-213-7543. […]

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Mission Breast Imaging

Mission Health provides a patient centered approach to breast cancer detection, prevention, patient and staff education, research and treatment making it one of the leading centers for breast health care in the region. What makes our Breast Health Program unique, however, is not the number of patients seen, but the exceptional care they receive every […]

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Radiation Oncology

In Mission Cancer Care’s Radiation Therapy Department, we use carefully targeted and calibrated doses of high-energy radiation to destroy cancer cells. The radiation causes some of the cancer cells to die immediately after treatment, but most of the cells die or become incapacitated as a result of the radiation-induced damage to the cancer cell’s chromosomes […]

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Chemotherapy

What is chemotherapy? Chemotherapy (also called chemo) is a type of cancer treatment that uses drugs to destroy cancer cells. How does chemotherapy work? Chemotherapy works by stopping or slowing the growth of cancer cells, which grow and divide quickly. But it can also harm healthy cells that divide quickly, such as those that line […]

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Mission Breast Program High Risk Clinic

The Mission Breast Program High Risk Breast Clinic is designed to educate women about their individual risk for breast and ovarian cancer, plan a strategy to reduce risk and initiate screenings to identify cancer as early as possible. Who should be evaluated at the high risk clinic? Women with: A first degree relative with breast […]

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Nurse Navigation Services

Nurse navigators are registered nurses with specialized training and certifications in oncology (or cancer care). They provide support and advocacy through each phase of prevention, diagnosis, treatment and survivorship. At Mission, our nurse navigators are trained to initiate and facilitate timely communication with each member of a patient’s care team, and guide patients each step […]

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Personalized Medicine

Mission’s Personalized Cancer Medicine Program utilizes genetic or genomic testing whenever possible to identify specific mutations in a patient’s tumor and target those mutations with specific drugs. Soon the program will utilize not only the genetic information found in the tumor, but also the genetic information the patient has inherited from his/her parents to further […]

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Cancer Care Research

Clinical trials are research studies that involve people. These studies test new ways to prevent, detect, diagnose or treat diseases. People who take part in cancer clinical trials help researchers learn more about cancer and help develop improved treatments. The treatments that patients receive today are based on the results of past clinical trials. Why […]

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Cancer Care 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 […]

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