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The Center for Cancer Care is just one facet of the comprehensive care provided by Canton-Potsdam Hospital and the St. Lawrence Health System. To learn more about the services they provide, visit the CPH home page.
Live Forward.

Because cancer doesn't mean you should stop caring, laughing, or spending time with those you love. At the Center For Cancer Care, our goal is to help you live your best life, every day. 

Collaboration

Our entire staff works together to ensure that you receive personalized, high quality care from your very first visit. We work with your primary care provider and our hospital imaging and pathology teams for quick, accurate diagnoses. Our nurse navigator coordinates your care, helping you schedule the tests and appointments you need. We solve problems together at multidisciplinary meetings. Collegiality and cooperation define everything we do at the Center for Cancer Care: it makes us better caregivers, and it delivers better results. 

Quality Care, Close to Home

A cancer diagnosis can turn your world upside down. But one thing is certain: you have access to high quality cancer care in your community. 

Our dedicated team of oncologists, nurses, technicians, and caregivers collaborates to ensure you get the best care possible. We use the latest drugs and cutting-edge medical technology to aggressively treat your cancer—and we tailor that treatment plan to meet your needs. It’s big-city medicine, delivered with a small-town touch. 

At the Center for Cancer Care, we care for your entire person. That means making sure you, your family, and your caregivers have access to the support services that you need. Maybe it’s a dietician to help you manage the side-effects of treatment. Maybe it’s a complementary therapy like acupuncture to help you reduce pain and stress. Or maybe it’s simply the security of knowing that a committed team of top-notch healthcare providers is doing everything they can for you. That’s what you deserve—after all, you’re our neighbor. 

"How can we help you live your life to the fullest?"

“You’re treating cancer for a reason,” says Dr. Velmalia Matthews-Smith, “and that’s for patients to live their lives. You want them to live their lives to the fullest degree possible.”

Let's Live Forward

"Let's never underestimate cancer, nor our determination to overcome it."