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.

Small bowel cancer occurs in the small intestine. Small bowel cancer is rare. The small intestine, which is also called the small bowel, is a long tube that carries digested food between your stomach and your large intestine or colon. Having Crohn's disease, celiac disease, or a history of colonic polyps can increase one's risk of developing the disease. Surgery is the most common treatment. Additional treatments include chemotherapy, radiation therapy, or a combination of the three.


  • Abdominal pain
  • Weight loss for no reason
  • Blood in the stool
  • A lump in the abdomen


  • Surgery
  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiation Therapy

Risk Factors

  • Eating a high-fat diet
  • Crohn's disease
  • Celiac disease
  • A history of colonic polyps

Departments and Programs Who Treat This Condition


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…