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Shantae Lucas, MD

Dr. Shantae Lucas joined Dr. Michael Messino in practice at Cancer Care of WNC in 1998.  She has established and grown the community outreach clinic in Brevard, NC.  She has served on multiple quality committees in her tenure in practice in the WNC region.

Dr. Lucas brings a calm, professional approach to patient care. Her attention to detail serves as an example for staff and colleagues. She is steadfast and consistent in her approach providing a strong sense of confidence and loyalty for her patients. 

She is compassionate, so knowledgeable and cares about me as a person. She also listens to me!
Misty P.
She is an extremely great doctor. Very caring, very patient and very understanding. She is awesome.
Erma R.
She is patient, kind, listens and explains. She works with my schedule.
Everett H.
She listens to what you say, she does a very thorough checkup. She's very easy to talk to, I'm comfortable with her. She's very nice. She cares about her patients. She's good at her job. She came in one day on her day off just to see me for an appointment that I needed to be seen for before I started my chemo treatments.
Teresa M.
Dr. Lucas always listens and has taken wonderful care of me. She is up to date on all of the latest treatments. I feel blessed and very fortunate to have her as my doctor.
Susanne T.
Good listener, goes over my exams with me. Caring, easy to bond as friendship. I can trust her with my care.
Nancy M.
Good communication skills and works well with other doctors. Very personal in demeanor and provides excellent and compassionate care. Recognizes the needs of patients.
Nan H.
She listens and is thorough and compassionate.
Barbara B.
I like the way she spends time with me and doesn't make me feel rushed to talk. She is so very nice.
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Dr. Lucas is so caring. I am so thankful she is my doctor!
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She listens and explains clearly.
Gayle P.
She has always been available to answer questions and is overly patient addressing concerns that I have.
Sandra J.


Fellowship in Hematology and Oncology:

University of Kentucky College of Medicine


Residency in Internal Medicine, including Chief Resident Position:

University of Kentucky College of Medicine


Doctor of Medicine:

University of Kentucky College of Medicine


Bachelor’s in Biology:

Eastern Kentucky University



Board certified in Medical Oncology

Board certified in Hematology


American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)

American Society of Hematology (ASH)

Sub-Specialty Interests:

Head and neck malignancies

Breast cancer


In her spare time Dr. Lucas enjoys spending time with her family and Corgis.


Dr. Lucas is available for appointments in Asheville and Brevard.