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One out of every seven men will develop prostate cancer. *

Are you at risk for prostate cancer?


Does your lifestyle increase your odds of developing cancer?


How does your personal health history affect your risk?

Get started with your free health risk assessment.



This assessment is for men aged 55 and older. Knowledge of your prostate-specific antigen (PSA) score will improve the results of this assessment.

What are kidney stones?

A kidney stone is a solid piece of material that forms in a kidney when there are high levels of certain substances in the urine. According to the National Kidney Foundation, 1 in 10 Americans will have a kidney stone in his or her lifetime, and each year more than half a million people visit emergency rooms for kidney stone problems — and the rates are rising.

Watch Northwell Health urologists Dr. Louis R. Kavoussi, chairman of Urology, Dr. David M. Hoenig and Dr. Zeph Okeke discuss what you should know about kidney stones, including:

  • Risk factors, including family history
  • Causes and kinds of stones
  • Ways to prevent stones
  • Which stones need to be treated
  • The best treatments for you based on size, location, composition and any other medical conditions you may have

Consider these statistics from the American Cancer Society (ACS):

  • More than 90 percent of all cancer cases are discovered while the cancer is either localized (confined to the prostate) or regional (nearby). The five-year survival rate for men diagnosed with prostate tumors discovered at these stages is nearly 100 percent.
  • In the past 25 years, the five-year survival rate for all stages combined has increased from 68 to nearly 100 percent.

 

  • More than 2.5 million American men who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer at some point are still alive today.
  • For 2014, the ACS estimates 233,000 new cases of prostate cancer will be diagnosed in the U.S.
  • Year 2014 estimates also include 29,480 deaths occurring from prostate cancer in the U.S. alone, making it the second leading cause of cancer death in men.

As the lifetime risk of breast cancer has increased, early detection methods have become integral in identifying tumors before symptoms develop.

An estimated 83.6 million

American adults have one or more types of CVD.

40.8% of the U.S. population

will have some form of CVD by 2030.

An average of 2,150

Americans die each day from heart disease.
* According to the American Heart Association
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Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men, excluding skin cancer.* If you feel you are at risk:

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Northwell Health offers a full range of treatments for prostate cancer including CyberKnife radiosurgery, robotic surgery and radiation therapy. Visit our website for more information.

* According to the American Cancer Society.