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  • 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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Skin Cancer


Skin cancer comes from the abnormal growth of damaged skin cells, which is most often caused by ultraviolet radiation from the sun or tanning beds. There are three main types of skin cancer - melanoma, squamous cell and basal cell. They are generally diagnosed initially by a primary care physician or dermatologist. Most are easily treated with outpatient therapies.

Melanoma is the most serious type of skin cancer. About 180,000 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with it every year. More than 4 million individuals develop basal cell and 1 million get squamous cell annually.

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