Special Report

States With the Highest Cancer Rates

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10. Connecticut
> Cancer diagnoses per 100K: 468.6
> Breast cancer diagnoses per 100K: 143.9 (2nd highest)
> Cancer deaths per 100K: 146.2 (8th lowest)
> Lung cancer deaths per 100K: 34.7 (10th lowest)
> Adults who currently smoke: 13.3% (4th lowest)

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9. Arkansas
> Cancer diagnoses per 100K: 470.1
> Breast cancer diagnoses per 100K: 117.1 (9th lowest)
> Cancer deaths per 100K: 185.5 (4th highest)
> Lung cancer deaths per 100K: 57.1 (3rd highest)
> Adults who currently smoke: 23.6% (3rd highest)

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8. Iowa
> Cancer diagnoses per 100K: 470.2
> Breast cancer diagnoses per 100K: 129.0 (21st highest)
> Cancer deaths per 100K: 164.4 (20th highest)
> Lung cancer deaths per 100K: 45.1 (17th highest)
> Adults who currently smoke: 16.7% (22nd lowest)

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7. Minnesota
> Cancer diagnoses per 100K: 475.0
> Breast cancer diagnoses per 100K: 134.5 (8th highest)
> Cancer deaths per 100K: 153.2 (15th lowest)
> Lung cancer deaths per 100K: 37.0 (14th lowest)
> Adults who currently smoke: 15.2% (14th lowest)

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6. Louisiana
> Cancer diagnoses per 100K: 477.5
> Breast cancer diagnoses per 100K: 126.7 (24th lowest)
> Cancer deaths per 100K: 180.3 (7th highest)
> Lung cancer deaths per 100K: 50.5 (8th highest)
> Adults who currently smoke: 22.8% (4th highest)