Special Report

States With the Most Skin Cancer

Austin, Texas
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49. Texas
> Melanoma diagnoses: 12.0 per 100,000
> Melanoma deaths: 2.2 per 100,000 (tied-8th lowest)
> Pct. pop. white: 75% (19th lowest)

Ghost Ranch, New Mexico
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48. New Mexico
> Melanoma diagnoses: 13.5 per 100,000
> Melanoma deaths: 2.4 per 100,000 (tied-15th lowest)
> Pct. pop. white: 73% (17th lowest)

Alaskan Summer
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47. Alaska
> Melanoma diagnoses: 14.8 per 100,000
> Melanoma deaths: N/A
> Pct. pop. white: 66% (9th lowest)

Indianapolis at sunrise
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46. Indiana
> Melanoma diagnoses: 16.4 per 100,000
> Melanoma deaths: 3.2 per 100,000 (tied-8th highest)
> Pct. pop. white: 84% (18th highest)

Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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45. Louisiana
> Melanoma diagnoses: 16.6 per 100,000
> Melanoma deaths: 2.3 per 100,000 (tied-11th lowest)
> Pct. pop. white: 63% (7th lowest)