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NEW Better Breathers Club

2nd Wednesday of each month 1:00-2:00 p.m.
Paul H. Broyhill Wellness Center
232 Boone Heights Drive Directions

4th Annual Lighting of the Tree at Watauga Medical Center

December 14, 2017
6 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Watauga Medical Center Auditorium Directions

Longest Night Worship
Longest Night Worship

Thursday, December 21 6 p.m Worship Watauga Medical Center Auditorium 336 Deerfield Road Directions

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Seby B. Jones Regional Cancer Center - Appalachian Regional Healthcare System

Appalachian Regional Healthcare System offers a full range of cancer service, including oncology, support groups, classes, and other resources. 

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Seby B. Jones Regional Cancer Center
336 Deerfield Road
Boone, NC 28607
(828) 262-4332

Offering Medical and Radiation Oncology, the Seby B. Jones Regional Cancer Center 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, the center offers exceptional diagnostic and treatment modalities that include radiation, chemotherapy, biotherapy, immunotherapy, and hormonal treatments. Located on the Watauga Medical Center campus since its inception in 1993, there are also satellite medical oncology clinic locations in Ashe and Avery counties.

Seby B. Jones Regional Cencer Center Oncologists also provide services at:

Ashe Oncology Cancer Center 
200 Hospital Avenue • Jefferson, NC 28640
Wednesday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Grandfather Specialty Clinic
436 Hospital Drive, Suite 210 • Linville, NC 28646
Tuesday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm


Medical Oncology

Located above Radiation Oncology on the main level of the Cancer Center. Medical oncology involves the diagnosing and treating of cancer systemically by using chemotherapy, hormonal therapy, biological therapy, targeted therapy, or immunotherapy. Your medical oncologist will be a specialist in this field. 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

Located below Medical Oncology on the second level of the Cancer Center. 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.

Surgical Oncology

At our Cancer Center, we do not have surgical oncologists on site, but we do have surgeons locally in our community as well as outside of our community who may be part of your cancer care. Surgery can be used to remove cancer from the body directly. Depending on the situation, surgery may or may not be an option. You also may be referred to medical oncology or radiation oncology to develop your individual cancer care plan before or after surgery.

Home Health

This is a service that can be ordered by your medical provider that can include:

  • Assessment for medical equipment (cane, shower chair, lift chair, hospital bed, etc.)
  • On-Call nursing service
  • Providing of medical supplies
  • Social work assessment
  • Home Health Aide for bathing/dressing
  • At home physical therapy/occupational/speech therapy for homebound patients
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Medication management

Palliative Care

This is a service that can be ordered by your medical provider that applies to patients during treatment of a chronic illness or projected chronic illness, like cancer at any time. It can include:

  • All Home Health services as stated above under Home Health.
  • Discussion on goals of care
  • Symptom management, such as pain management, nausea, bowel changes
  • Support for family/caregivers
  • Practical support for transportation caregiving at home

Hospice Care

This is a service that can be ordered by your medical provider that applies to a patient with a 6 month or less life expectancy. If a patient lives beyond this projected date, they can re-enroll. Hospice can include:

  • All Home Health services as stated above under Home Health.
  • Respite care
  • Can be provided in nursing living facilities
  • Dietary consults
  • Chaplain services
  • Bereavement care
  • Social work access for patient and caregivers
  • Providing of medical and personal supplies

Patient Support Services

Learn more about our patient support services and staff. 

Cancer Navigation Program:

  • RN Navigation
    Financial Navigation
    Social Resource Navigation
    Breast Navigation

Licensed Counseling

Clinical Research Trials

Genetic Counseling Referral


Nursing Quality Council

Support Groups

Pastoral Care Department


Rehabilitation Services

Cancer Conference/Tumor Board

Nutrition Counseling

Volunteer Services

Palliative Care


Cancer Genetics Program

A collaboration with Carolinas HealthCare System and the Seby B. Jones Cancer Center via telehealth to make Cancer Genetics available to our patients.

What is offered?

The initial visit would be with a genetic counselor via telehealth to review the patients personal and family history, discuss the risks and benefits of genetic testing, and provide support in healthcare decision making. This visit is free of charge.

If a patient elects to proceed with testing, the blood test will be drawn at our Cancer Center, with review of the cost/insurance coverage prior to testing.
Upon receipt of the results, they will be reviewed via telehealth with a genetic counselor and geneticist. This visit will allow for discussion on cancer risk, implication of these results for family members, recommendations on cancer management. Screening tests for prevention will be reviewed and appropriate referrals offered to the patient as well.

Who should be screened?

Patients who have a family history of the following:

  • Multiple or bilateral cancers
  • A known familial cancer syndrome
  • Two or more relatives with the same type of hereditary cancer like breast, colon, gastric, ovarian, or thyroid cancer
  • Cancer onset at an early age

Oncology Clinical Trials

The Oncology Clinical Research Department under the direction of Dr. Anna Sobol strives to offer opportunities for our mountain community to participate in research. Having studies that are open and accruing enables a greater number of High Country residents to participate in research. Learn more about our Oncology Clinical Research Department. 

Advance Directives

Living Will

A living will lets you state your wishes regarding life-prolonging measures in the event that you can no longer make your own health care decisions and you are terminally ill, permanently unconscious, or suffer from permanent loss of cognitive ability.

Download Living Will form 


Healthcare Power of Attorney

A healthcare power of attorney allows you to name someone to make decisions about your health care—including decisions about life-prolonging measures—any time you can no longer speak for yourself (not just at end of life).

Download Healthcare Power of Attorney form


The above forms to do not include a Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) form. For this form or for more information, please talk to your doctor.

IMPORTANT: Do not sign these forms. They must be signed in front of a notary public. Contact Angie Shoemake, our social worker and a notary public, at 828-262-9170 to set up a time to sign these forms.


Commission On Cancer Accreditation - Seby B. Jones Regional Cancer Center

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.