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Cancer Services

The Comprehensive Cancer Center at Pardee provides care tailored to fit the needs of each patient. We are proud to be Henderson County's only comprehensive cancer program and we are accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer. Only one in four hospitals that treat cancer receive this special approval, which recognizes programs that offer the best in cancer care.

 

Our Comprehensive Cancer Center is one of only two centers in the state of North Carolina accredited by the American College of Radiology who also recognize our mammography services, MRI and Ultrasound services. Radiation Oncology is also accredited by the American College of Radiology and is one of seven radiation oncology centers in North Carolina that holds this accreditation. Pardee is also recognized by the Association of Community Cancer Centers as well as the Southeast Cancer Control Consortium.

View our 2012 Cancer Annual Report. 

 

Elizabeth Reilly Breast Center at Pardee

In our continued efforts to help fight breast cancer in our community, the Elizabeth Reilly Breast Center at Pardee gives women and men access to the most advanced breast diagnostic and treatment services available today. We provide same-day biopsies and prompt test results to decrease anxiety and provide the best care to our patients.

The Elizabeth Reilly Breast Center at Pardee is an important piece of the Comprehensive Cancer Center and is recognized as a Certified Quality Breast Center of Excellence in the National Quality Measures for Breast Centers Program (NQMBC). Our breast center is the first in North Carolina to receive this recognition and is one of 32 in the nation. The breast center is also designated as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology and has a three-year full accreditation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC). Accreditation by the NAPBC is only given to the centers that have voluntarily committed to provide the highest level of quality breast care and have completed a rigorous evaluation process and review of their performance.

Our highly skilled and compassionate staff includes:

  • Board-certified physicians
  • Breast Care Navigator and personal guidance through diagnosis, treatment and recovery process
  • Certified mammography and ultrasound technicians with over 20 years experience
  • Oncology-certified nurses

The Elizabeth Reilly Breast Center at Pardee is located on the main campus at Pardee Hospital. For more information call (828) 698-7334.

Hendersonville Hematology and Oncology at Pardee

Hendersonville Hematology and Oncology at Pardee provides:

  • diagnostics
  • consultative and treatment services regarding adult hematology and oncology disorders
  • chemotherapy
  • consultation and evaluation services
  • blood drawing for laboratory purposes 
  • perform blood product transfusions at Pardee Hospital

Our office is located at 1824 Pisgah Drive in Hendersonville. To schedule an appointment or for more information, call (828) 692-8045.

Clinical Trials

Pardee understands the importance of prevention and offers residents of Western North Carolina the opportunity to participate in the latest cancer trial studies. Pardee is one of three medical centers performing cancer clinical trials in Western North Carolina. The center participates in national research studies and clinical trials that offer patients access to the newest therapies available at some of the nation's leading university medical centers. Our affiliation with UNC Health Care and UNC Cancer Network allows Pardee to typically provide over 50 clinical trials to local residents. The Comprehensive Cancer Center at Pardee is a member of the Southeast Cancer Control Consortium, which links the hospital to research through the National Cancer Institute

Click here for the current list:  Active Accruing Clinical Trials

Cancer Registry

The Comprehensive Cancer Center at Pardee also includes a Cancer Registry, which reports to the National Cancer Data Base (NCDB) and the State Tumor Registry, located in Chicago, Ill. The Cancer Registry is a center for the collection, analysis and organization of cancer data. The registry is also responsible for lifetime follow-up of all patients that are entered into the database, which is achieved through letters to physicians and patients. Information is kept strictly confidential as mandated by the State of North Carolina and the bylaws of Pardee Hospital. The cancer registry at Pardee Hospital is in compliance with HIPAA regulations.

The information that is collected is used to analyze, outline, control and observe cancer trends. Physicians, hospital administrators, health policy makers and community members use the data. Our intent is that the collection of this data will aid in the research to find a cure for cancer and help save lives.

24/Chemo

The Comprehensive Cancer Center at Pardee offers 24/Chemo, outpatient nursing care available 24 hours a day, seven days a week for patient convenience. 

24/Chemo provides:

  • Chemotherapy
  • Blood transfusions
  • I.V. transfusions
  • Injections
  • Parenteral nutrition
  • And other medical oncology outpatient care anytime of the night or day

To schedule an appointment, please consult with your physician.

Radiation Oncology

If radiation therapy is recommended as part of your cancer treatment, a team of highly trained medical professionals will work together to make sure you receive the best possible care. A radiation oncologist, a doctor who specializes in using radiation to treat cancer, leads this team. The Comprehensive Cancer Center at Pardee is proud to have two board-certified radiation oncologists on staff – Mark McCollough, MD, and Kristi Owens, MD. Pardee's radiation treatment team also includes a licensed registered nurse and board-certified radiation therapists, dosimetrist and medical physicist.

To contact Pardee's Radiation Oncology Department, call (828) 696-1330.

Support Groups

Early detection is the key to fighting cancer and we are dedicated to educating the community on cancer prevention methods and risk factors. The Signature Care Center in the Blue Ridge Mall offers regular physician presentations and cancer screenings throughout the year. We also offer numerous resources and support groups to patients and their families who may be facing a cancer diagnosis.

Look for physician presentations, cancer screenings and support groups on our online calendar.