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We are open.
We are clean.
We are ready.

Holy Name Medical Center is happy to announce that we have begun our return to normal operations. You may wonder, Is the hospital safe? Yes. We are ready. Ready to partner with you and your family on all your healthcare needs.

Holy Name is the first hospital in North Jersey to complete a rigorous, deep cleaning of our 450,000 square feet of clinical and non-clinical space. We started with manual disinfection, then applied electrostatic sanitizing mist, and finally, blasted UV-C light to kill more than 30 types of pathogens — including Covid-19.

Learn How Holy Name Became COVID-19 Clean

Now is a good time to think about your overall health and wellness. How can Holy Name help you?

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


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201-541-5900
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Appendix Cancer

Overview

Appendix cancer (sometimes called appendiceal cancer) is a rare cancer that occurs in the appendix, a small worm-shaped organ attached to the beginning of the large intestine. The appendix does not have a known function.

Fewer than 1,000 people in the U.S. are diagnosed each year with appendix cancer. There are several different types, with the most common being adenocarcinoma. It is very similar to colon cancer, typically occurs in people in their 60's and is more common in men.

In certain types of appendix cancer, the appendix ruptures and sends a jelly-like substance called mucin into the abdomen, creating a condition called pseudomyxoma peritonei. Mucin is filled with mucus-secreting tumor cells that must be treated. Holy Name is one of the few hospitals nationwide that provides the sophisticated therapy, hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC), to treat this condition.

Carcinoid tumors can also occur in the appendix. They rarely spread, and, often, an appendectomy (removing the appendix) is sufficient to treat this type of tumor.

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