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.
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
At the age of 16 Patrick Richardson was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. At the time it was widely considered a death sentence with no chance of a normal life. Growing up in Watauga county, Patrick went to Watauga Medical Center to discover his diagnosis and to understand more about living with…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
The number of cancer survivors in the United States has more than tripled to almost 15.5 million over the past 40 years thanks to advances in detection and treatment.read more
The Seby B. Jones Regional Cancer Center offers FREE classes for cancer survivors currently undergoing treatment or post-treatment, as well as family and community members.read more
The Cancer Resource Alliance (CRA) is a comprehensive team of healthcare professionals, business partners, cancer caregivers and cancer survivor volunteers.read more
Different from a traditional will, a living will is established to communicate end-of-life medical decisions if a patient is unable to communicate.read more
We strive to offer opportunities for our community to participate in research. Having studies that are open and accruing enables a greater number of High Country residents to participate in research.read more
A collaboration with Carolinas HealthCare System and the Seby B. Jones Regional Cancer Center via telehealth makes Cancer Genetics available to our patients.read more
The Seby B. Jones Regional Cancer Center offers several support services to help guide patients and their families throughout their cancer treatment.read more
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
None of us like to think about cancer. Much like other banned household words, we tend to believe that if we just ignore it long enough, if we don’t talk about it and if we pretend that it isn’t there, it will somehow leave us well enough alone. Of course, we all know that it doesn’t work that…read more
Cancer does not discriminate. As countless families have discovered over the years, the dreaded disease pays no attention to age, gender, personality type, or occupation when it affects the lives of loved ones. That’s why Dr. Anne-Corinne Beaver, a beloved physician and general/ breast cancer…read more
How do you feel when you learn that someone close to you has been diagnosed with cancer? Most of us are flooded with empathy and a desire to help, but do not know where to start or what to expect. Fortunately, Seby B. Jones Regional Cancer Center located in Boone, NC, serves as a refuge for…read more
As a young boy in Morgantown, West Virginia, Michael Fields can clearly remember the afternoon he walked home from school to discover a delivery man carrying a mystery box into his parent’s home. Captivated by curiosity he stood at attention as the family’s first television came to life in…read more
Corrie Freeman, a fourth grade teacher at Hardin Park Elementary School, taught more than reading and arithmetic to her class this year. The story began last May when Freeman, a native of Spruce Pine, was diagnosed with endometrial cancer. Described by her collogues as “selfless and just…read more
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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