Cancer Care

A diagnosis of cancer doesn't have to be overwhelming. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with cancer, start here.

Contact us:
Velmalia "Dr. Vel" Matthews-Smith, Medical Oncologist
David Hauerstock, MD, Radiation Oncologist
Howard Gold, MD, Medical Oncologist/Hematologist
Ryan Garfield, PA-C
Mark Serago, Director 315-261-5890

Click here to learn more about the Center for Cancer Care.

Oncology medicine at Canton-Potsdam Hospital includes the latest medical treatments guided by research, as well as complementary/supportive care, including massage, yoga, and acupuncuture.  

Specialist medical oncology (chemotherapy), radiation oncology, and hematology care is now available on our main campus where you can expect individualized, coordinated treatment planning, expert guidance, and caring, professional staff.

The Center features a comfortable, brightly lit chemotherapy infusion area and a new linear accelerator for radiation treatment, which features the most up-to-date "open", vaultless design for patient comfort.

Medical Oncology and Hematology service hours: Monday Through Thursday, 7 a.m. - 5 p.m; Fridays 7 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Radiation Oncology service hours: Monday Through Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Call us toll-free at 1-800-227-1074.  A friendly, knowledgeable customer service representative will find the right time for your test or procedure. Representatives are available to take your call Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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