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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.

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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Risk Factors

  • Being female – women are much more likely to develop breast cancer than men. Only about one in every 1,000 men is diagnosed with the disease.

  • Aging – the risk for breast cancer increases with age. Only 5 percent of women under 40 develop the disease while 2 out of 3 invasive cancers are found in women over 55.

  • Personal history – women who had breast cancer are 3 – 4 times more likely to develop another type of breast cancer.

  • Family history – if a woman's mother, sister or daughter was diagnosed with breast cancer, especially at a young age, the risk is about 13 percent higher.

  • Inherited genes – certain gene mutations that can be passed from parents to children may increase the risk between 5 and 10 percent for breast cancer. These include, but are not limited to BRCA1 and BRCA2.

  • Radiation exposure – women who received radiation treatments to the chest as a child or young adult are 3 to 7 times more likely to develop breast cancer.

  • Obesity – being obese increases the risk of the disease.

  • Early menstruation– women who get their period before age 12 have a 20 percent increased risk.

  • Late menopause – women who begin menopause at an older age are more likely to develop breast cancer.

  • Later childbirth – women who give birth to their first child after age 30 have an increased risk; those who deliver after 35 have a 40 percent higher chance of developing the disease.

  • Never pregnant – women who have never been pregnant have an increased risk compared to women who have been pregnant at least once.

  • Hormonal therapy – women who take hormone medications with a combination of estrogen and progesterone for menopause symptoms have a 75 percent higher risk of breast cancer. This risk decreases once the medication is stopped.

  • Alcohol – having 3 alcohol drinks a week raises the risk of breast cancer by 15 percent and it increases 10 percent for each additional drink.