Cancer Care

Your Cancer is Personal to Us

Our Blanchard Valley Health System (BVHS) team of cancer experts takes your cancer diagnosis, treatment of comprehensive types of cancer and survivorship very personally. You are not a number to us – you are the reason we are here, and we are personally invested in your cancer care, healing and recovery. Because we are all part of the same hometown community, we treat our patients like the friends and family they are, making sure patients receive the very best care, personalized for individual needs and goals. With access to national standards of care and evidence-based clinical trials, we provide expert cancer care you need close to home. 

Steps of Care

Expert Diagnosis
Innovative Treatments
Patient-Focused Team
Research & Clinical Trials
Healing Environment
Survivorship Mindset

Mayo Clinic Collaboration

Through Blanchard Valley Health System's membership in the Mayo Clinic Care Network, our team has access to Mayo Clinic’s advanced medical knowledge, research capabilities and team of specialists. Additionally, our physicians can work together with Mayo Clinic’s internationally acclaimed cancer experts so that you get more of the care you need close to home, from your trusted local BVHS physicians.

  • Leading-edge treatment recommendations
  • Life-saving research and clinical trials
  • Complex cancer care specialization
More about Mayo Clinic Care Network


Comprehensive Clinical Expertise

With a heart for patient-focused care, our cancer team at The Armes Family Cancer Care Center at BVHS focuses on best practices cancer care, with a personalized approach to treatment – with survivorship as an integral part of your care plan from the very start.





Interview with Derek Thomas, MD

We provide a high level of exceptional cancer care, close to home, for our patients – with support through every step of the journey.

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Interview with Stephen Lutz, MD

With a multidisciplinary team approach, we always treat our patients like family – providing the best possible individualized quality care.

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Interview with Adam Walter, MD

Our team cares deeply about our patients, providing the high-quality comprehensive cancer care you need for superior outcomes.

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Meet Our Team

Patients have the expertise and experience of an entire team to fight their cancer.

About our team

Clinical Trials

Cutting-edge cancer therapies are available close to home at BVHS.

About our clinical trials

The Armes Family Cancer Care Center

For expert diagnosis, treatment and healing, we take care of your every need.

About us

Patient Stories