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Gastrointestinal Malignancies

Colorectal Cancer Screening

Gastroenterology doctors work in close collaboration with the Cancer Center at Boston Medical Center to offer patients with these cancers comprehensive, compassionate cancer care. The team of doctors treating patients will include doctors from radiology, gastroenterology, and surgery who will work together to develop each patient’s care plan.

In addition, the team is widely known for their expertise in colorectal cancer screening, diagnosis, and treatment. The active program for colon cancer screening offers "open access" colonoscopy screening for average risk individuals, as well as those with blood in the stool or a family history of colorectal cancer. The main screening tests for colorectal cancer, including stool blood testing, flexible sigmoidoscopy, barium enema, and colonoscopy. Genetic counseling is also available for those at risk for developing hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer and familial adenomatous polyposis.

 

The CDD provides care to patients diagnosed with the following cancers

  • Esophagus
  • Stomach
  • Colon, rectum, and anus
  • Liver
  • Gallbladder and bite ducts
  • Pancreas
  • Sarcomas

Diagnostic Tests

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Treatments

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