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St. Luke's MSTI: Fruitland

For advanced, compassionate cancer care, patients and their families have trusted St. Luke's MSTI for more than 40 years. Today we’re a network of five cancer centers dedicated to state-of-the-art treatment close to home; patient-centered care and support; cutting-edge research; and community prevention, education, and early detection initiatives. During your cancer journey, we'll be with you and your family every step of the way, treating your cancer, easing symptoms and side effects, and strengthening you physically, mentally, and emotionally.

Our cancer center in Fruitland brings you medical and radiation oncology specialists, access to the best surgeons in the region, onsite pharmacy and lab, and a wide range of support services to care for your overall well-being. Depending on your diagnosis and treatment plan, you may also receive care at our Boise location where we have additional specialists in gynecologic, thoracic (lung), and pancreatic oncology; pediatric oncology and hematology; cancer surgery; bleeding disorders; and blood and marrow transplant.

Providers

  • Medical Oncology

    Biography

    Rafael Arteta-Bulos, MD is fellowship trained in oncology/hematology. He earned his medical degree in Lima, Peru, where he also earned his master’s degree in health policy. He completed his internal medicine residency at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit.

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
  • Radiation Oncology

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
  • Medical Oncology

    Biography

    Linda L. Erlandson, RN, MSN, FNP works in medical oncology/hematology. She is nationally certified as a family practice nurse practitioner by the American Nursing Credentialing Center, and is a member of the Oncology Nursing Society. She earned her master's degree in nursing from Vanderbilt University.
  • Medical Oncology

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
  • Radiation Oncology

    Biography

    Jerrimi Helmick, RN, MN, FNP-C works in radiation oncology. She is board certified through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and is a member of the Oncology Nursing Society. She earned her associate's degree in nursing from Treasure Valley Community College, and her master's degree in nursing, family nurse practitioner, from Oregon Health & Science University.

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    Accepting new patients
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  • Genetic Counseling for Hereditary Cancers

    Biography

    Christina Ikard, MS, LCGC specializes in both pediatric and adult cancer genetics and also works with patients and families impacted by hemophilia. She earned her bachelor’s degree in biology with a minor in psychology from New York University. She earned her master's degree in genetic counseling from Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Christina is board certified by the American Board of Genetic Counseling and is a member of the National Society of Genetic Counselors.

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
  • Biography

    Elizabeth LeFevre, MHS, RD, CSO, LD is board certified in oncology nutrition and has a passion for not only helping treat patients for cancer, but helping them on the road to health after they have completed treatment.

    Elizabeth earned her bachelor's degree in dietetics from Brigham Young University, and her master's degree in health science from Boise State University.

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  • Medical Oncology

    Availability

    Accepting new patients

Procedures & Treatments

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  • Anal Cancer

    Anal cancer is the abnormal growth of cells in the anus, which is the opening at the end of the rectum.

  • Bile Duct Cancer

    A rare disease in which cancer cells form in the ducts that are outside the liver.

  • Breast Cancer

    When abnormal cells grow out of control in one or both breasts. They can invade nearby tissues and form a malignant tumor.

  • Colon Cancer

    Abnormal cells in your colon or rectum can grow together and form polyps. Over time, some polyps can turn into cancer.

  • Esophageal Cancer

    Cancer located in the hollow, muscular tube that moves food from the throat to the stomach.

  • Head and Neck Cancer

    Care for cancers of the sinuses, nasal and oral cavities, tongue, salivary glands, larynx, and pharynx.

  • Liver Cancer

    A disease in which cancer cells form in the tissues of the liver; the most common type in adults is hepatocellular carcinoma.

  • Lung Cancer

    St. Luke's offers comprehensive care for lung cancer, its symptoms, and the side effects of treatment.

  • Anal Cancer

    Anal cancer is the abnormal growth of cells in the anus, which is the opening at the end of the rectum.

  • Bile Duct Cancer

    A rare disease in which cancer cells form in the ducts that are outside the liver.

  • Breast Cancer

    When abnormal cells grow out of control in one or both breasts. They can invade nearby tissues and form a malignant tumor.

  • Colon Cancer

    Abnormal cells in your colon or rectum can grow together and form polyps. Over time, some polyps can turn into cancer.

  • Esophageal Cancer

    Cancer located in the hollow, muscular tube that moves food from the throat to the stomach.

  • Head and Neck Cancer

    Care for cancers of the sinuses, nasal and oral cavities, tongue, salivary glands, larynx, and pharynx.

  • Liver Cancer

    A disease in which cancer cells form in the tissues of the liver; the most common type in adults is hepatocellular carcinoma.

  • Lung Cancer

    St. Luke's offers comprehensive care for lung cancer, its symptoms, and the side effects of treatment.

  • Pancreatic Cancer

    When abnormal cells grow and form tumors in the pancreas; a small organ deep in the belly, behind your stomach.

  • Prostate Cancer

    The abnormal growth of cells in a man's prostate gland.

  • Sarcoma

    Cancers found in connective tissue such as bone, cartilage, and muscle.

  • Stomach Cancer

    Also known as gastric cancer – a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the lining of the stomach.

Supportive Oncology

Treating cancer successfully goes beyond a focus on the disease itself.

At St. Luke's MSTI, we understand that attention to your overall well-being will help promote healing and improve your quality of life. Our supportive oncology team works together closely to help you:

  • Take a more active role in treatment and survivorship
  • Improve your quality of life
  • Manage treatment side effects and symptoms (including pain, nausea, and insomnia)
  • Reduce anxiety and stress
  • Provide a sense of overall well-being

Commission on Cancer Accreditation

Commission on Cancer

Care From a CoC-Accredited Program

St. Luke's holds Commission on Cancer (CoC) cancer program accreditations at both St. Luke's Magic Valley and St. Luke's Treasure Valley. Accreditation by the CoC, a quality program of the American College of Surgeons, demonstrates a cancer program's commitment to providing high-quality, multidisciplinary, patient-centered cancer care. Thirty-four CoC-developed standards set the framework for a cancer program to provide the full scope of cancer care services required to diagnose, treat, rehabilitate, and support all cancer patients.

Clinical Trials at St. Luke's MSTI

Access to Cancer Research

Through our participation in regional and national clinical research studies, St. Luke’s MSTI is able to bring trial opportunities to our adult and pediatric patients that are on the leading edge of cancer care. You may participate in many of the same clinical trials as patients at the most-respected cancer centers in the world, including Mayo Clinic and MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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