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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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SECU Cancer Center

Mission Health SECU Cancer Center is a state-of-the-art facility built in 2012 that is Gold LEED certified. The clinical facility serves patients not only in Buncombe County but also across the western North Carolina region. The center offers radiation oncology services, surgical oncology services, an infusion suite, pediatric oncology services, research services, personalized medicine, access […]

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Survivorship

As a result of advances in cancer diagnosis and treatment, more people than ever before are surviving the diagnosis of cancer. For this reason, survivorship care is now recognized as a unique phase in overall cancer care. According to the Institute of Medicine, survivorship care is a specific approach to address the long-term needs of […]

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Cancer Care Locations

Mission Medical Oncology – Asheville  828-253-4262 Fax: 828-418-0932  Hours: Monday-Friday 7:00am-5:00pm Hope Women’s Cancer Center  828-670-8403  Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:00pm Mission Breast Center  828-213-0802  Hours: Monday-Friday 7:00am-6:00pm Mission Breast Center at Mission Pardee Health Campus  828-651-6336  Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm   Mission Breast Center – South at Biltmore Park  828-505-8310  Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm Mountain Radiation Oncology  828-213-0100 […]

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Genetics & Personalized Medicine

Mission Fullerton Genetics Center Clinical Genetics, Personalized Medicine and Laboratory Services Services are provided for all ages from newborn to adult for patients with a known or suspected genetic disorder, birth defect, intellectual disability, dysmorphic features, an increased risk for similar problems in pregnancy or by birth, as well as drug metabolism concerns in children […]

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Clinical Genetics

Clinical Genetics Fullerton Genetics Center is the region’s only comprehensive genetics and personalized medicine program with two geneticists board-certified in Medical Genetics and Genomics, genetic counselors board-certified by the American Board of Genetic Counseling, a licensed clinical social worker, and a licensed clinical pharmacist trained in pharmacogenomics. Mission Health providers using Cerner EMR may send […]

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Heart Care

Mission Heart Care For more than 40 years, Mission Heart has been a regional leader in cardiothoracic surgery and heart care. Committed to excellence and superior outcomes, our award-winning team offers years of specialized clinical experience and is dedicated to providing the best possible care with skill and compassion to patients in western North Carolina. Our […]

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Signs and Symptoms of Heart Disease and Heart Attacks

Signs and symptoms of coronary heart disease (CHD) can be different with women and men. Some women may have no signs or symptoms – called silent CHD. Sometimes it may not be diagnosed until a women exhibits signs and symptoms of a heart attack, heart failure, or arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat). See this excellent Mission Health […]

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