Cancer Care

1200 North 7th Street, Chariton, Iowa 50049 Phone: (641) 774-3000 | Toll-free: (800) 404-3111

A cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming and scary. At Lucas County Health Center, we believe providing cancer-related care close to home is an important part of what we do. That is why we are proud to offer a comprehensive program that features state-of-the-art treatment and education, as well as preventive care and early detection.

Early Detection and Prevention

Cancer screenings are exams or medical tests performed when you’re healthy and have no signs of illness. They help find cancer early when your chances for successful treatment are the greatest. Early detection and prevention services offered at Lucas County Health Center are:

  • Colorectal cancer screening exam (colonoscopy)
  • Clinical breast exam
  • Digital mammography
  • Clinical pelvic exam and pap test
  • Human papillomavirus (HPV) testing and vaccine
  • Skin cancer screenings
  • Prostate cancer screenings
  • Biopsy and diagnostic pathology
  • Diagnostic imaging (MRI, CT, Ultrasound, Nuclear Medicine)
  • Laboratory Testing

Chemotherapy and Infusion Center

Our infusion rooms offer state-of-the-art medical care in a comfortable and cozy environment. Our knowledgeable staff, including nurses, providers, and pharmacists, is available to answer questions about all aspects of your infusion therapy. Services offered are:

  • Pre-medications (i.e. anti-nausea, anti-inflammatory)
  • Chemotherapy medications
  • IV antibiotic therapy
  • IV immune globulin
  • Hydration therapy
  • Anti-rejection medication
  • Transfusion of blood products
  • Procuring specimens for lab testing


We are proud to partner with a variety of providers to offer surgery-related services, including:

  • Surgical cancer tumor/cells removal
  • Infusaport Placement
  • Long-term IV access procedures
  • Pain management injection therapy
  • Post-surgical hospital care


Dr. Roscoe Morton is board certified in medical oncology and hematology. He cares for patients with cancer and blood disorders at LCHC Medical Clinic. To schedule an appointment, call (641) 774-8103.

Support Services

Other services offered to assist with cancer treatment are:

  • Nutritional counseling and support
  • Financial assistance program
  • Case management
  • Hospice
  • Physical/occupational therapy
  • Wound care
  • Interpreter services