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Cancer Care at St. Luke's Mountain States Tumor Institute (MSTI)

Patients and their families have trusted St. Luke’s Mountain States Tumor Institute (MSTI) for advanced, compassionate cancer care for more than 40 years. St. Luke’s MSTI is the region's largest provider of cancer care and a leader in cancer research. We’re also home to Idaho's only cancer treatment center for children, only federally sponsored center for hemophilia, and only blood and marrow transplant program.

Because cancer touches nearly every aspect of your life, we focus on every aspect of your care. From the multidisciplinary team of expert physicians dedicated to your individual treatment, to the skilled caregivers working to reduce or alleviate symptoms and side effects, to the counselors serving your social and spiritual needs—we’ll be with you every step of the way.

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    • Anal Cancer

      Anal cancer is the abnormal growth of cells in the anus, which is the opening at the end of the rectum.

    • Bile Duct Cancer

      A rare disease in which cancer cells form in the ducts that are outside the liver.

    • Breast Cancer

      When abnormal cells grow out of control in one or both breasts. They can invade nearby tissues and form a malignant tumor.

    • Colon Cancer

      Abnormal cells in your colon or rectum can grow together and form polyps. Over time, some polyps can turn into cancer.

    • Esophageal Cancer

      Cancer located in the hollow, muscular tube that moves food from the throat to the stomach.

    • Head and Neck Cancer

      Care for cancers of the sinuses, nasal and oral cavities, tongue, salivary glands, larynx, and pharynx.

    • Hemophilia

      A disorder caused by a shortage of certain clotting factors needed to help stop bleeding and prevent spontaneous bleeding.

    • Liver Cancer

      A disease in which cancer cells form in the tissues of the liver; the most common type in adults is hepatocellular carcinoma.

      • Anal Cancer

        Anal cancer is the abnormal growth of cells in the anus, which is the opening at the end of the rectum.

        • Bile Duct Cancer

          A rare disease in which cancer cells form in the ducts that are outside the liver.

        • Breast Cancer

          When abnormal cells grow out of control in one or both breasts. They can invade nearby tissues and form a malignant tumor.

          • Colon Cancer

            Abnormal cells in your colon or rectum can grow together and form polyps. Over time, some polyps can turn into cancer.

              • Esophageal Cancer

                Cancer located in the hollow, muscular tube that moves food from the throat to the stomach.

                    • Head and Neck Cancer

                      Care for cancers of the sinuses, nasal and oral cavities, tongue, salivary glands, larynx, and pharynx.

                    • Hemophilia

                      A disorder caused by a shortage of certain clotting factors needed to help stop bleeding and prevent spontaneous bleeding.

                            • Liver Cancer

                              A disease in which cancer cells form in the tissues of the liver; the most common type in adults is hepatocellular carcinoma.

                                    • Pancreatic Cancer

                                      When abnormal cells grow and form tumors in the pancreas; a small organ deep in the belly, behind your stomach.

                                    • Prostate Cancer

                                      The abnormal growth of cells in a man's prostate gland.

                                          • Stomach Cancer

                                            Also known as gastric cancer – a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the lining of the stomach.

                                                • Von Willbrands Disease

                                                  With this bleeding disorder, your blood takes longer to form clots, so you bleed for a longer time than other people.

                                                          Support Services

                                                          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

                                                          Procedures & Treatments

                                                          • Medications administered orally or intravenously to treat cancer.
                                                          • High doses of radiation to destroy cancer cells (tumors).
                                                          • Breast-conserving surgery (lumpectomy) or surgery to remove the entire breast (mastectomy).
                                                          • Minimally invasive and robotic surgery for ovarian, cervical, uterine, vaginal, and vulvar cancers.
                                                          • Minimally invasive and robotic surgery for prostate, bladder, kidney, testis, penile, and urinary tract cancers.
                                                          • We offer autologous transplants (using your own stem cells) and syngeneic transplants (using cells from an identical twin).
                                                          • Full-body medical photographs to set a baseline, monitor changes in moles over time, and find lesions that may be melanomas.

                                                            Classes & Events

                                                              Support Groups

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                                                                Tuesday, Sep 08, 2015 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

                                                                Connect with other women who’ve been diagnosed with breast cancer to share information, experiences, and strength.

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                                                                Monday, Sep 14, 2015 3 p.m.-5 p.m.

                                                                We’ll support you as you cope with loss and learn more about the grief process.

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                                                                Monday, Sep 28, 2015 4 p.m.-5 p.m.

                                                                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.

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                                                                Thursday, Sep 03, 2015 12 p.m.-1 p.m.

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

                                                                Clinical Trials at St. Luke's MSTI

                                                                Access to Cancer Research

                                                                Through our participation in regional and national clinical research studies, St. Luke’s MSTI is able to bring trial opportunities to our adult and pediatric patients that are on the leading edge of cancer care. You may participate in many of the same clinical trials as patients at the most-respected cancer centers in the world, including Mayo Clinic and MD Anderson Cancer Center.