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.

Colon cancer is cancer of the large intestine, while rectal cancer is cancer of the last few inches of the colon. These cancers are typically called colorectal cancers. While most colon cancers begin as small, benign groups of cells called polyps, over time these cells can become cancerous.

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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…