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About Holy Name Medical Center About Holy Name Medical Center

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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For general questions or comments, email info@holyname.org


For More Information:

201-541-5900
201-541-6305

Rectal Cancer

Overview

Rectal cancer occurs in the rectum, the last six inches of the digestive tract. It is most often diagnosed by a digital rectal exam in a doctor's office or by colonoscopy. The prognosis and treatment depend upon how advanced the cancer is when found.

Approximately 40,000 people are diagnosed with the disease each year in the United States. It is slightly more common in men than in women.

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