Algoma District Cancer Program (ADCP)

Phone: 705-759-3434 ext 4450
Phones are answered 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
 
Location: 750 Great Northern Road, P6B 0A8
G wing Level 1 (beside Tim Horton’s): Radiation Oncology, Well Follow Up Clinic, Palliative Clinic, Social Workers, Dietitian and Clinical Trials
G wing Level 2 (past SAH’s Information Desk): Medical Oncology Clinics
 
Clinic Hours of Operation:
Most clinics run between Monday- Friday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm. 
Doors are open at 7:45 am

Preparing for Your First Appointment

Your first appointment may cause feelings of anxiety, and you may have difficulty absorbing all the new information you are given. We recommend that you invite a family member or friend who can support you and take notes. If you cannot arrange for someone to accompany you, our volunteers are here for you. All you need to do is ask!

You may wish to make a list of questions and concerns for your doctor. Some patients find it helpful to keep a diary or bring a pen and paper to take notes.

Here is a link to the What to Bring/First Visit Checklist. It provides a list of things you should bring with you to your first visit:

Additionally, before your first visit, we ask all patients to complete the ADCP Patient Data Form and submit it via email* using the “Click to Submit Form” button on the PDF, or emailed directly to NewPatientDataForms@sah.on.ca

Alternatively, the form can also be dropped off in person at the ADCP’s front desk.

 *Sault Area Hospital does its best to ensure that any information submitted to the hospital remains private and secure. However, while rare, the potential for security risks exists when submitting information electronically, in that your health information may be intercepted or disclosed by unintended parties. By submitting your information electronically, you understand and agree to any potential for security risks.

On The Day Of Your Appointment

At each appointment, you will need to fill out “Your Symptoms Matter” in which you will be asked questions about your symptoms such as pain, appetite and wellbeing. These responses will help your healthcare team to understand how you are feeling and track changes over time so that your symptoms can be managed appropriately. 

The oncologist will plan your treatment with you after your examination and test results are completed. If you require cancer treatment, you will have a separate appointment where a Registered Nurse will provide you with all the information you will need.

Your Follow Up Schedule

Once the oncologist determines that your treatment and ongoing care can be managed by your family physician, he or she will explain this to you. After your treatments are done, you will be closely monitored, in collaboration with your other specialists through appointments at the Algoma District Cancer Program every 3 to 12 months.
 
You should also see your family doctor for regular checkups after your treatments are done, and for other health needs, you may have.

ADCP Treatment Options

Your oncologist will determine the treatment plan best for you. Your treatment may include: