Cancer Fighting Services
CHI St. Alexius Health provides expert cancer care to the region. We’re giving patients hope by offering the latest advancements and a robust team to help through every stage of cancer care and disorders of the blood.
Hear from some of our patients about their experience and the importance of screening and early detection.
We pay attention to the differences. Because, like people, every cancer is unique. Our truly personal approach combines an expert team with the latest advances – including the first digital PET/CT imaging system in Bismarck. It detects cancerous tumors as small as 1.4 mm and requires less scan time.
Our infusion center offers a tranquil, healing environment, and our experienced team makes treatment as stress-free as possible by providing knowledgeable, compassionate care.
Individual treatment areas have adjustable lighting, a flat-screen television and room for family and friends. A refreshment bar offers complimentary beverages, snacks and warm blankets. Private rooms are available for more peace and care.
Our nurses are Chemotherapy/Biotherapy certified and are available to you by phone after you go home to answer any questions and concerns after treatment.
Our multidisciplinary care team guides patients through each stage of cancer care. Our providers play an important role in the care team, which brings together medical and radiation oncology, radiology, surgery and pathology, along with the rest of the support team. The entire team meets to review and discuss the best treatment options for our patients, leading to a more collaborative and well-rounded treatment plan.
Cancer Nurse Navigator
Our experienced oncology nurse guides and supports patients through their cancer diagnosis, treatment and recovery.
Nurse Navigators will:
- Answer questions about your diagnosis and treatment options
- Discuss any warning signs or symptoms that may arise over the course of treatment and recovery
- Coordinate your care with any other healthcare providers, such as rehabilitation, home care and support groups
- Help remove any barriers that stand between you and comprehensive cancer care
- Create a survivorship care plan that includes a summary of the treatment you received, information on follow-up care and life after cancer.
Several challenges can be caused by cancer and cancer treatment. The rehabilitation team includes physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists and lymphedema therapists – all working together to help with the many issues and side effects of cancer treatments.
Our oncology rehabilitation team can help with many issues and side effects of cancer treatments including:
- Acute and chronic pain
- Fatigue, during and following cancer treatments
- Neuropathy (numbness/tingling in hands and feet)
- Speech, swallowing difficulties
- Cognitive difficulties
- Range of motion or tightness
- Clinical Trials
Not every patient needs the latest clinical trial. For those who do, we proudly provide this sophisticated level of care. Ask about our many cancer clinical trials available.
A variety of support groups, classes and survivorship programs are available to assist cancer survivors, caregivers and their families through the many challenges cancer presents. All are invited to join one or all of our survivorship programs, designed to help you manage the challenges cancer presents.
Award Winning Care
CHI St. Alexius Health is accredited by the Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons (ACS), recognizing them for clinical excellence and quality patient care.
Related Links: Bismarck Cancer Center, Cancer Services
The Commission on Cancer (CoC) accreditation provides real value to CHI St. Alexius Health’s cancer program. Achieving the CoC accreditation ensure patients receive comprehensive, patient-centered care through a multidisciplinary team-approach, access to information on clinical and new treatment options, ongoing monitoring of care and lifelong patient follow-up, psycho-social support and survivorship care, and continuous quality improvements in care.