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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

THE NUMBERS DON'T LIE:**

MORE THAN 224,000

new cases of lung cancer will be diagnosed in the U.S. this year.

AN ESTIMATED 159,260

people died from lung cancer in 2017.

1 IN 13 MALES AND 1 IN 16 FEMALES

have a chance of developing lung cancer at some point in their lives.

52.6% OF MEN AND WOMEN

have a 5-year survival rate when diagnosed at early stages.

27% OF CANCER DEATHS

are caused by lung cancer.

Learn more about lung cancer screening and find a location near you.

If you smoke, we can help you quit. Learn about the smoking cessation programs and support groups offered at Northwell Health, including the Center for Tobacco Control.


More than 400,000 Americans alive today have been diagnosed with lung cancer.**

Are you at risk for lung cancer?

Are you a current or past smoker?

How does your personal health history affect your risk?

THE NUMBERS DON'T LIE:

MORE THAN 224,000

new cases of lung cancer will be diagnosed in the U.S.

AN ESTIMATED 159,260

people will die from lung cancer in 2017

MALE: 1 IN 13, FEMALE 1 IN 16

overall lifetime chances of developing lung cancer.

52.6% 5-YEAR SURVIVAL RATE

when diagnosed at early stages.

27% OF CANCER RELATED DEATHS

are caused by lung cancer
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**According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention