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. Learn more about Paxman Scalp Cooling and Hidden Scar breast surgery.
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.
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. The Cancer Center has been accredited by the Commission of Cancer since 1997. It was reaccredited in 2019.
According to the National Cancer Institute, a survivor is anyone living with a history of cancer – from the moment of diagnosis through the remainder of life. 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: Survivorship Program
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: Scalp Cooling 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…
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: Support for Cancer Survivors
The Cancer Resource Alliance (CRA) is a comprehensive team of healthcare professionals, business partners, cancer caregivers and cancer survivor volunteers. Read More: Cancer Resource Alliance
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: Advance Directives
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: Oncology Clinical Research
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: Cancer Genetics Program
The Seby B. Jones Regional Cancer Center offers several support services to help guide patients and their families throughout their cancer treatment. Read More: Cancer Patient Support Services
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
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