Special Report

States With the Highest Cancer Rates

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5. New Jersey
> Cancer diagnoses per 100K: 479.5
> Breast cancer diagnoses per 100K: 134.9 (6th highest)
> Cancer deaths per 100K: 150.8 (12th lowest)
> Lung cancer deaths per 100K: 35.0 (12th lowest)
> Adults who currently smoke: 14.0% (8th lowest)

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4. New York
> Cancer diagnoses per 100K: 482.0
> Breast cancer diagnoses per 100K: 134.0 (10th highest)
> Cancer deaths per 100K: 148.4 (9th lowest)
> Lung cancer deaths per 100K: 36.2 (13th lowest)
> Adults who currently smoke: 14.2% (9th lowest)

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3. Pennsylvania
> Cancer diagnoses per 100K: 483.1
> Breast cancer diagnoses per 100K: 131.3 (15th highest)
> Cancer deaths per 100K: 167.0 (15th highest)
> Lung cancer deaths per 100K: 43.0 (22nd highest)
> Adults who currently smoke: 18.0% (21st highest)

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2. Delaware
> Cancer diagnoses per 100K: 490.6
> Breast cancer diagnoses per 100K: 136.2 (5th highest)
> Cancer deaths per 100K: 166.1 (17th highest)
> Lung cancer deaths per 100K: 46.5 (14th highest)
> Adults who currently smoke: 17.7% (24th highest)

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1. Kentucky
> Cancer diagnoses per 100K: 512.0
> Breast cancer diagnoses per 100K: 126.8 (25th lowest)
> Cancer deaths per 100K: 196.2 (the highest)
> Lung cancer deaths per 100K: 64.3 (the highest)
> Adults who currently smoke: 24.5% (2nd highest)