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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.
Reaching a Diagnosis
Diagnosis and Screening
Imaging

Our imaging department uses the latest machinery to conduct tests like MRIS, CT scans, PET scans, PET-CT scans, mammography, and ultrasounds to determine what’s going on inside your body.

Diagnosis and Screening
Pathology

Our pathology team investigates biopsies and fluid samples to determine what your cells are doing and to arrive at a diagnosis.

Determining your Diagnosis

Dr. Velmalia Matthews-Smith explains how the cancer care team reaches a diagnosis.

Diagnosis and Screening
Gastroenterology

Preventative screening can detect GI cancers early.

Q: How long before I can see the medical oncologist?
A: The time between your referral and your first meeting with the medical oncologist depends on the time it takes to conduct the apppropriate tests and determine a diagnosis