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Oncology is the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer. Oncologists receive extensive, specialized training to care for patients. Treatments may include a combination of chemotherapy, immunotherapy, radiation, medication and/or surgery.

Cancer care in Western North Carolina

Facing a cancer diagnosis can be daunting, but we're here for you.

In the Greater Asheville area, our skilled oncologists offer a wide range of cancer services and treatment programs. In addition to treating your diagnosis, we offer resources for your family, palliative care, hospice services, spiritual guidance and support groups.

Related specialties

Learn more about our related specialties.

Cancers our oncologists treat

Seeking care for cancer begins with an effective evaluation. Our experienced oncologists diagnose many cancers, including:

  • Adrenal cancer
  • Blood cancer and tumors
  • Brain cancer
  • Breast cancer
  • Cervical cancer
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Endometrial cancer
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Gastrointestinal cancer
  • Gynecological cancers
  • Head and neck cancers
  • Kidney tumors
  • Liver cancer and tumors
  • Lung cancer and tumors
  • Oral and mouth cancers
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Prostate cancer
  • Rectal cancer
  • Skin cancer
  • Throat cancer
  • Thyroid cancer
  • Tongue cancer
  • Vulvar cancer

Our cancer treatment program

Our practices can personalize care to your specific cancer, with caring oncologists who give you access to a range of treatment options.

Oncology care team

We take a multidisciplinary approach to managing your cancer care. To that end, we draw on many experts, including:

  • Gynecological oncologists
  • Medical oncologists
  • Nurse navigators
  • Pathologists
  • Psychologists
  • Radiation oncologists
  • Radiologists
  • Reconstructive physicians (plastic surgeons)
  • Social workers
  • Spiritual care specialists
  • Surgical oncologists

Diagnostic tests and procedures

Our cancer specialists use a variety of evaluation tools to create a treatment plan for your cancer. These tests show how cancer affects blood circulation, bone structures and organs. Your care team may order procedures, including:

  • Blood tests
  • Biopsies
  • Cancer screenings (breast, lung and prostate)
  • Colonoscopy
  • Computerized tomography (CT) scans
  • Fluoroscopy
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans
  • Mammograms
  • Stereotactic breast biopsies
  • Ultrasounds

Cancer treatments

Treating your cancer may involve one approach or a combination of techniques. Our practice teams may complete procedures, such as:

  • Ablation (cryoablation, radiofrequency ablation)
  • Chemotherapy
  • Interventional radiology
  • Radiation therapy (radioembolization, chemoembolization)
  • Surgical oncology

Palliative care

This multidisciplinary approach manages the discomfort, symptoms and stress related to a severe or life-threatening condition, including cancer. Regardless of the type of condition, curable or life-limiting, palliative care specialists work to improve your quality of life and comfort. In addition to palliative care, you may need to create an advance directive or make decisions for hospice care. Our knowledgeable practice teams can connect you with resources that provide guidance. Call or visit our offices for more information.

Pediatric cancer care

Our pediatric cancer practices are the only medical group specifically trained and certified for pediatric cancer care in the region. They manage your child's complex cancer or blood disorders. The teams include pediatric nurse practitioners, pediatric nurses, social workers, pharmacists and child life therapists. Together, they provide compassionate and comprehensive cancer care for your child.

Survivorship services

Our cancer specialists understand survivorship has unique needs. As such, our practices offer an array of post-cancer treatment services for you and your family, including:

  • Accessing support groups
  • Connecting to financial and housing resources
  • Coping with emotional and psychological issues
  • Managing family and work relationships
  • Maintaining ongoing health (checkups, screenings and diagnostic tests)
  • Monitoring treatment side effects
  • Restoring strength, mobility and independence via rehabilitation

Mission Health - Oncology

Our Oncology Locations

Mission Cancer Specialists
21 Hospital Drive
2nd Floor
Asheville, NC 28801
 (828) 213 - 2430
Mission Cancer Specialists
21 Hospital Drive
2nd Floor
Asheville, NC 28801
 (828) 213 - 2430
Mission Urology - Asheville
1 Hospital Drive
Suite 4100
Asheville, NC 28801
 (828) 254-8883