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Key Phone Numbers

  • Medical Center Operator

  • 201-833-3000

  • Physician Referral Service

  • 877-HOLY-NAME (465-9626)

  • Patient Information

  • 201-833-3300

  • Foundation (Donations)

  • 201-833-3187

  • Human Resources

  • 201-833-7040

  • Medical Staff Office

  • 201-833-3352

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Leukemia is a cancer of the blood that begins in the bone marrow. It causes too many abnormal white blood cells to be produced and crowds the bone marrow, preventing the production of normal blood cells. There are many types of leukemia but they can be broadly divided into two categories, acute (fast-growing) and chronic (slow-growing).

Approximately 245,000 people in the United States have some form of leukemia and 45,000 new cases are diagnosed annually. The disease is more common in men than women and affects children and adults.

The Patricia Lynch Cancer Center at Holy Name has a multi-disciplinary team of experienced and skilled medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, nurses and support staff to diagnose and treat leukemia. They provide a compassionate, unified approach in creating a personal strategy for each patient's unique medical, emotional and lifestyle needs.