BMC’s Yawkey building doors are now closed as an entrance as part of our ongoing efforts to enhance our campus and provide you with the best clinical care.

All patients and visitors on our main campus must enter our hospital via Shapiro, Menino, or Moakley buildings, where they will be greeted by team members at a new centralized check-in desk before continuing to the hospital. We are excited to welcome you and appreciate your patience as we improve our facilities.

An uncommon cancer, anal cancer appears in the anal canal, the short tube at the end of the rectum through which stool passes out of the body. There are several types of anal cancer categorized by the types of tumors that develop. Squamous cell carcinomas are in the anus caused by squamous cells that line most of the anal canal; basal cell carcinomas are skin cancer that affects areas of the skin exposed to the sun; and gastrointestinal stromal tumors are likely to form in the stomach or small intestines.

Departments and Programs Who Treat This Condition


Cancer Center

The Cancer Center’s experienced specialists combine their skills to create a personalized plan that takes all your needs into account. Our comprehensive, multi-specialty team appr…

Colon and Rectal Surgery

BMC's colorectal surgeons offer cutting-edge surgical treatments for conditions that affect the colon, rectum, and anus, in coordinating with other specialists.

Gastrointestinal Cancer Program

At the Gastrointestinal Cancer Program, our team of experts treat a wide range of cancers of the gastrointestinal system, as well as pancreatic and liver cancers. Whether you need…