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Esophageal Cancer Care

Esophageal cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the hollow, muscular tube that moves food and liquid from the throat to the stomach.

St. Luke's MSTI offers comprehensive care to treat your esophageal cancer. We provide both chemotherapy and radiation, and if your treatment requires surgery, you can trust that you’re getting the highest level of surgical expertise in the region. Our surgeons specialize in esophagectomy and perform more esophageal surgeries than anyone else in Idaho. Our positive outcomes exceed national averages, offering you world-class expertise close to home.

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Procedures & Treatments

  • High doses of radiation to destroy cancer cells (tumors).
  • Medications administered orally or intravenously to treat cancer.

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

Support Groups

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  • This ongoing support group is open to both newly diagnosed and long-time cancer survivors and their families and friends. The group meets the fourth Monday of each month, except in the event of a holiday.

  • An ongoing support program for people with cancer and their loved ones. Share your challenges and discuss topics that influence health and well-being.