ALERT

Due to the overwhelming surge in COVID-19 cases and the strain it has placed on health care capacity in the communities we serve, the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare has activated crisis standards of care statewide. We are open and available to see patients, but you may experience delays at our ERs, hospitals, and clinics. We appreciate your patience. Access more info on COVID testing, vaccination, visitor policy, hospitalization data, and FAQs.

toggle mobile menu Menu
toggle search menu

Site Navigation

Supplemental

Menu

Lung Cancer

What is 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.

Lung Cancer Care at St. Luke’s Cancer Institute

St. Luke's Cancer Institute offers you world-class expertise unmatched in this region with treatment options including chemotherapy, radiation, and advanced surgery by a fellowship-trained thoracic oncology surgeon. With a cancer diagnosis, you want a team of skilled, insightful caregivers on your side—focusing their energy just on you, easing symptoms and side effects, and strengthening you physically, mentally, and emotionally. You’ll also have access to national clinical trials. 

If your lung screening has shown something suspicious, our thoracic nurse navigator will walk you and your primary care provider through next steps and further testing to ensure we're able to make an accurate diagnosis. And, if you are diagnosed with lung cancer, the nurse navigator will guide you and your family as you enter treatment, making sure you receive the resources and support you need.

If you have questions about lung cancer diagnosis and treatment at St. Luke's Cancer Institute, please call our thoracic nurse navigator at (208) 381-6194.

Specialties

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 Cancer Institute 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.


Classes & Events

  • showing 1 of 1

Support Groups

  • showing 1 of 1

Articles & Resources

  • showing 3 of 3
  • Article

    Screening for Lung Cancer

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

  • Article

    Lung Cancer: Should I Have Screening?

  • Article

    Lung Surgery for Lung Cancer

Support the Patients and Families at St. Luke's Cancer Institute

You Can Make a Difference

You can make a real difference in the lives of patients and families facing cancer. We hope you’ll help us provide the exceptional healthcare and support they deserve. We encourage you to get involved by making a financial gift, sponsoring or attending events, or volunteering your time.