Programs and Services

Lymphedema Program

MeritCare offers a comprehensive lymphedema rehabilitation program. Our goal is to provide you with the knowledge and skills to manage lymphedema on your own.

embrace – MeritCare Cancer Survivorship Program

The embrace Survivorship Program offers education and resources for patients who are managing cancer. Information is available on grief management, coping, financial concerns, nutrition and many other day-to-day challenges cancer survivors face.

North Dakota Hemophilia and Thrombosis Treatment Center

The only center of this type in the state, the North Dakota Hemophilia and Thrombosis Treatment Center provides comprehensive care for people who have hemophilia, von Willebrand’s disease and many other types of bleeding and clotting disorders.

Cancer Risk Assessment Program

Most people who develop breast, ovarian or colorectal cancer do not have an inherited tendency for cancer. However, studies have shown that some people and families are at increased risk of developing these cancers if they carry specific genetic information. If you or your family members have been diagnosed with cancer, your doctor or nurse may refer you to this program. The focus of this program is to help people with a strong family history of certain cancers assess their personal risk of developing cancer. This assessment will help to formulate an individualized plan to reduce risk and promote early detection. Risk Assessment Programs are supported by the MeritCare Foundation.

Services

Breast Health Services

When facing breast health concerns, MeritCare Breast Health Clinic is here to provide exams and diagnostic evaluation.

Cancer Nurse Educators

When living with cancer, it’s important to have a point of contact, someone who can offer the education materials that you need regarding diagnosis, treatment, side effect management and emotional support. The MeritCare Cancer Nurse Educator is that person. You can reach them by calling (701) 234-6208.

Cancer Social Workers

MeritCare Cancer Social Workers assess the patient’s and family’s needs related to their health care. They provide information and education to patients, families and care team members.

Living Well Workshop

MeritCare invites you to participate in a free self-management workshop for people with any type of ongoing health problems, including cancer. People who have completed the workshop experience better health, less fatigue, less time in the hospital and a more active lifestyle. For more information, call us at (701) 234-5570 or (877) 234-4240.

Nurse Cancer Care Coordinators

Patients at the MeritCare Roger Maris Cancer Center receive personalized assistance from diagnosis through treatment. Our nurse cancer case managers are advanced practice nurses who have additional education and training in assessment and hospital care of patients and families. The Cancer Center offers several nurse cancer case managers:

Breast Cancer
Lung Cancer
Colorectal Cancer
Patient Financial Services

MeritCare Roger Maris Cancer Center has an insurance coverage specialist on staff who works exclusively with patients with cancer to answer financial and insurance coverage questions.

Research Coordinators

MeritCare has a staff of Cancer research physicians, coordinators and nurses who have special training and access to clinical trials provided by the National Cancer Institute. MeritCare is one of only 50 health care centers in the United States that participate. Patients who receive treatment at MeritCare gain access to state-of-the-art research and clinical trials on the forefront of cancer care. Learn more about the research and clinical trials that are currently underway for cancer.

Spiritual Care

No matter your religion or tradition, spiritual care is often crucial for patients living with an illness or condition. MeritCare chaplains, each with his or her own faith perspective, can help.