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Lung Cancer

Lung cancer starts when abnormal cells grow out of control in the lung. They can invade nearby tissues and form tumors. Lung cancer can start anywhere in the lungs and affect any part of the respiratory system.

The cancer cells can spread, or metastasize, to the lymph nodes and other parts of the body.

Highlights & Stories

  • Blog Post

    With no Time to Lose, a Cancer Doctor Gets Real

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    Leaving a Legacy: St. Luke's MSTI Twin Falls Patient Adopts Her Granddaughter

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    St. Luke’s Boise Recognized for Outstanding Cancer Care

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    Fewer Treatments, Better Outcomes: Linear Accelerator Delivers Precision Care Close to Home

Specialties

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

Classes & Events

Support Groups

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

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

  • 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.

  • This group is for patients, caregivers, and staff. Experience healing and wellness through expressive arts. 

Articles & Resources

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    Screening for Lung Cancer

    Low-dose CT (or "cat") scans can find lung cancer early, when it's most treatable.

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    Lung Cancer: Should I Have Screening?

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    Types of Lung Cancer

  • Article

    Lung Surgery for Lung Cancer