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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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Colon Cancer


Colon cancer starts in the colon, the biggest section of the large intestine. Most colon cancer begins as a benign growth, called a polyp, on the lining of the colon. Polyps can be removed before they become cancer during screenings for colon cancer, a procedure known as a colonoscopy.

Approximately 150,000 cases of colon cancer are diagnosed each year in the United States. The incidence is decreasing in patients over 50 due to the increased use of colonoscopies. However, the incidence is increasing in those under 50.

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