Appalachian Regional Healthcare System (ARHS) uses a multidisciplinary approach for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancers. Through advanced technology and a team of oncology-trained, caring and compassionate professionals will diagnose and treat your cancer. Treatments include radiation, chemotherapy, biotherapy, immunotherapy, and hormonal treatments.
Medical oncology involves the diagnosing and treating of cancer systemically by using chemotherapy, hormonal therapy, biological therapy, targeted therapy, or immunotherapy. Medical oncologists often practice hematology as well, which is a specialty involving disorders of the blood. Therefore, not everyone treated in medical oncology has cancer.
Radiation oncology is a specialty which uses radiation therapy via high energy beams to kill cancer cells. Your radiation oncologist is a specialist in this field. Most radiation treatments treat the local area of cancer involvement rather than the whole body.
Appalachian Regional Healthcare System is proud to announce the newest addition to Seby B. Jones Regional Cancer Center, the Paxman Scalp Cooling System. Available to patients receiving chemotherapy treatments for solid tumor cancer, our goal is to help our patients look and feel their best Read More: New service may help cancer patients keep their hair
No visible reminder of your surgery, cancer or risk of cancer If surgery is recommended to remove breast cancer, patients can take comfort in the fact that Watauga Medical Center is one of only a few hospitals in North Carolina to offer Hidden Scar® Breast Cancer Surgery. Both Dr. Anne-Corinne…read more
Dining with the Dietitian is a new service offered by our registered dietitian, Laura Shroyer, RDN, LDN to ensure patients are aware of recommendations. The dietitian will offer healthy, nutritious snacks on a monthly basis and provide education on the benefits of each recipe. Read More: Dining with the Dietitian for Cancer Care
Additional services that can be ordered by your medical provider, including assessment for medical equipment, on-call nursing service, support for family/caregivers, and more. Read More: Home Health, Palliative, and Hospice Care
Significant progress has been made in the addition of a medical acute care unit at Cannon Memorial Hospital. David E. Looper & Company is onsite providing general construction supervision. Read More: Cannon Memorial Hospital Expansion Update (Photos)
A convenient way to pay your bill for Appalachian Regional Pulmonology. Read More: Bill Pay – Appalachian Regional Pulmonology
Cancer Center Annual Reports
The American College of Surgeons awarded the Commission on Cancer® Accreditation to the Seby B. Jones Regional Cancer Center. Designation status: Accredited Community Cancer Program with three commendations. The Cancer Center has been accredited by the Commission of Cancer since 1997.
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