The Thoracic Oncology program at St. Luke's Cancer Institute supports patients who have cancer or a suspicious finding for any cancers occurring in the chest, such as esophageal, lung, and thymic cancers, and chest wall tumors. Our fellowship trained surgeon offers you advanced expertise in minimally invasive surgery and video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS).
If preliminary tests have 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 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 cancer diagnosis and treatment at St. Luke's Cancer Institute, please call our thoracic nurse navigator at (208) 381-6194.
Our team offers innovative treatments to address conditions such as coronary artery disease, heart valve disorders, lung disease, and vascular disease.
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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.
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.