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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.

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Liver Cancer


The liver is a large organ located in the upper right of the abdomen, above the stomach. It is essential for food digestion and creates a substance called bile, which is necessary to break down food.

There are two types of live cancer. Primary liver cancer starts in the liver. Secondary, or metastatic liver cancer is more common. It is a cancer that has moved from another organ of the body into the liver. The two types require different treatment.

Approximately 42,000 cases of liver cancer are diagnosed each year. It is more common in men than women and occurs more frequently in people who have Hepatitis B or C, or who drink a lot of alcohol.

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 diagnose and treat liver cancer. Together they provide a compassionate, unified approach in creating a personal strategy for each patient's unique medical, emotional and lifestyle needs.


  • Weight loss
  • Loss of appetite
  • Fullness
  • Abdominal pain
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Itching
  • Jaundice


  • Male sex
  • Asian or Pacific islander heritage
  • Hepatitis B or C
  • Cirrhosis
  • Heavy alcohol use
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Obesity


  • History and physical exam
  • Ultrasound
  • CT Scan
  • MRI
  • Blood tests
  • Biopsy


The type of treatment given for liver cancer depends on whether the cancer originated in the liver or if it spread from another organ. When the cancer develops in the liver and it's at an early stage, surgery is typically performed. At times, a liver transplant is appropriate.

When the cancer has spread, surgery may be used but more frequently, it is treated with a combination of chemotherapy and tumor ablation or embolization – non–surgical procedures that use electrical currents to kill the tumor or block the blood supply to the tumor, respectively.