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One out of every nine 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?

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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):

  • Prostate cancer develops mainly in older men and in African American men. About 6 cases in 10 are diagnosed in men aged 65 or older, and it is rare before age 40. The average age at the time of diagnosis is about 66.


  • Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in American men, behind lung cancer. About 1 man in 41 will die of prostate cancer.
  • Prostate cancer can be a serious disease, but most men diagnosed with prostate cancer do not die from it. In fact, more than 3.1 million men in the United States who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer at some point are still alive today.

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

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men, excluding skin cancer.* If you feel you are at risk:


Northwell Health Cancer Institute offers a wide range of prostate cancer treatments, including active surveillance, surgery and radiation.

**According to the American Cancer Society.