Mission Cancer Care

September 30, 2019

Ensuring Our Youngest Cancer Patients Receive State-of-the-art Care Close to Home

By Douglas Scothorn, MD, and Ginna Priola, MD In most people’s lives, September represents the changing of the leaves, pumpkin spice lattes and yellow school buses picking up excited kids returning to school. However, for our families at Mission Children’s Hospital, it’s a month to recognize the courageous battles being fought by their children. September […]

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March 1, 2019

How Child Life Makes the Hospital Experience Better for Pediatric Cancer Patients

For some children, their home away from home is Mission Health’s SECU Cancer Center. They receive world-class, evidence-based cancer treatments while there. But to them, they’re still in a hospital — a place where they get poked and prodded, and where they sometimes have to spend extended periods of time away from their friends, social […]

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January 11, 2018

What Is Cyberknife? Dennis of Marshall Shares His Prostate Cancer Treatment Success Story

By Jennifer Sellers In August 2017, Dennis Gingras of Marshall became the first patient in western North Carolina to be treated with Mission’s Cyberknife system for prostate cancer. After only five short treatments, his prostate-specific antigen (PSA) returned to normal range. Now, he’s feeling like his old self again. What Is Cyberknife? Cyberknife is a […]

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April 27, 2017

You Survived Cancer, So Now What? The Importance of a Dedicated Survivorship Program

By Denise Steuber, OCN, CBCN Because of advances in cancer diagnosis and treatment, there are more cancer survivors than ever before. That’s why survivorship care is now recognized as a unique phase in overall cancer care, addressing the long-term needs of cancer survivors and their families. Survivorship embraces four components: The prevention and detection of […]

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March 16, 2017

Skin Safety – The ABCDEs of Potentially Cancerous Moles

By Robert A. Poarch Spring is a great time to start practicing sun safety to protect your skin from cancer. “Detecting skin cancer in its earliest stages ultimately saves lives,” said Trevor Austin, MD, a medical oncologist with Mission Cancer Care and Cancer Care of Western North Carolina, an affiliate of Mission Health. “You can […]

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March 3, 2017

Surviving Colorectal Cancer – One Man’s Journey

Fall 2015 was a stressful time for Anthony Moore of Asheville. That’s why he didn’t, at first, think the abdominal pain and diarrhea he was experiencing was anything serious. “I wrote it off for a week or so, but it probably went on for two-plus weeks,” he said. “And I was overdue for my annual […]

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June 9, 2016

Join Mission Health at Relay For Life – Saturday, June 11 at 4 p.m.

Join Mission Health at the 2016 Relay for Life, benefiting the American Cancer Society of Buncombe County. What: Relay for Life – Presented by Mission Cancer Care When: Saturday, June 11 – 4:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. Where: Carrier Park – 220 Amboy Rd. Asheville, NC 28806 Please bring canned food items to support the event’s […]

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