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More than 252,710 women will be diagnosed with new cases of breast cancer this year. *

Are you at risk for breast cancer?

Do your lifestyle factors increase your odds of getting cancer?

How do your family and personal health histories impact your risk?

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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

As the lifetime risk of breast cancer increases, early detection methods have become integral in identifying tumors before symptoms develop. According to the American Cancer Society (ACS):

  • A woman currently living in the U.S. has a 12 percent, or 1 in 8, lifetime risk of being diagnosed with breast cancer – compared to a 1 in 11 risk in the 1970s.
  • Breast cancer typically produces no symptoms when the tumor is small and most treatable.
  • Mammography screening can detect tumors 1 to 3 years before they would have been detected if allowed to grow until symptoms develop.

Knowledge of personal risk factors and early screening are the first steps toward a higher probability of survival.

  • Women diagnosed at early stages have a higher 5 year relative survival rate. According to the ACS, 5 year relative survival ranges from 99 percent for localized disease (confined to the breast) to 23 percent for distant-stage disease (spread to other organs).
  • From 1990 to 2007, death rates decreased by 3.2 percent per year among women younger than 50 and by 2 percent per year for women 50 and older. This decline has been attributed to improvements in treatment and early detection.

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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Breast cancer risk estimates are available only for women ages 35 to 85. Women younger than 35 and older than 85 will receive information about important risk factors to watch, but not risk estimates.


Northwell Imaging has specialty-trained radiologists who are experts in 3D mammography.

Call (855) 377-3456 to schedule a mammogram at one of our convenient locations across Long Island, Queens, Manhattan and Staten Island.

* As estimated by the National Cancer Institute.

If you have been diagnosed with breast cancer and want to learn more about the services offered by the Northwell Health Cancer Institute, visit our website for more information.

For more information and to learn about our full spectrum of women’s health services and wellness programs, please visit the Katz Institute for Women's Health website.