States With the Highest Cancer Rates

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50. New Mexico
> Cancer diagnoses per 100K: 369.9
> Breast cancer diagnoses per 100K: 108.2 (2nd lowest)
> Cancer deaths per 100K: 142.1 (5th lowest)
> Lung cancer deaths per 100K: 38.6 (2nd lowest)
> Adults who currently smoke: 17.5% (25th lowest)

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49. Nevada
> Cancer diagnoses per 100K: 374.9
> Breast cancer diagnoses per 100K: 106.6 (the lowest)
> Cancer deaths per 100K: 164.7 (25th highest)
> Lung cancer deaths per 100K: 51.7 (tied–10th lowest)
> Adults who currently smoke: 17.5% (25th highest)

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48. Arizona
> Cancer diagnoses per 100K: 379.8
> Breast cancer diagnoses per 100K: 115.0 (9th lowest)
> Cancer deaths per 100K: 142.5 (6th lowest)
> Lung cancer deaths per 100K: 47.1 (7th lowest)
> Adults who currently smoke: 14.0% (7th highest)

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47. Colorado
> Cancer diagnoses per 100K: 395.8
> Breast cancer diagnoses per 100K: 124.9 (24th lowest)
> Cancer deaths per 100K: 136.5 (2nd lowest)
> Lung cancer deaths per 100K: 42.2 (4th lowest)
> Adults who currently smoke: 15.6% (15th highest)

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46. Utah
> Cancer diagnoses per 100K: 396.0
> Breast cancer diagnoses per 100K: 117.1 (11th lowest)
> Cancer deaths per 100K: 127.8 (the lowest)
> Lung cancer deaths per 100K: 25.6 (the lowest)
> Adults who currently smoke: 9.1% (the highest)