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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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Neurologic Cancers


Neurologic cancers develop in the brain or spinal cord. Brain cancers are usually fast growing. Spinal cord cancers typically grow slower and are easier to treat.

Approximately 24,000 new cases of neurologic cancers are diagnosed each year; between 85 to 90 percent of them start in the brain. Other cancers, particularly lung and breast, can spread to the brain. These are called metastatic tumors.

Some tumors develop in a small gland in the brain called the pituitary. Most pituitary tumors are benign but they can make hormones that cause symptoms.

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