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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

Caring for the Whole Person

Supportive oncology is an integral part of the St. Luke’s MSTI philosophy that healing comes from caring for the whole person, not just the disease.

You can count on a team of experts who will work alongside your physicians to help you and your family be as strong and stable as possible during your cancer diagnosis, treatment and beyond.

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.