Special Report

States With the Highest Cancer Rates

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50. Nevada
> Cancer diagnoses per 100K: 348.8
> Breast cancer diagnoses per 100K: 104.7 (2nd lowest)
> Cancer deaths per 100K: 157.8 (21st lowest)
> Lung cancer deaths per 100K: 41.7 (25th highest)
> Adults who currently smoke: 16.5% (20th lowest)

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49. New Mexico
> Cancer diagnoses per 100K: 366.2
> Breast cancer diagnoses per 100K: 107.8 (3rd lowest)
> Cancer deaths per 100K: 143.5 (7th lowest)
> Lung cancer deaths per 100K: 29.5 (3rd lowest)
> Adults who currently smoke: 16.6% (21st lowest)

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48. Arizona
> Cancer diagnoses per 100K: 377.3
> Breast cancer diagnoses per 100K: 110.9 (4th lowest)
> Cancer deaths per 100K: 141.1 (5th lowest)
> Lung cancer deaths per 100K: 34.5 (9th lowest)
> Adults who currently smoke: 14.7% (13th lowest)

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47. Colorado
> Cancer diagnoses per 100K: 384.3
> Breast cancer diagnoses per 100K: 123.4 (19th lowest)
> Cancer deaths per 100K: 134.9 (3rd lowest)
> Lung cancer deaths per 100K: 27.7 (2nd lowest)
> Adults who currently smoke: 15.6% (17th lowest)

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46. Wyoming
> Cancer diagnoses per 100K: 391.9
> Breast cancer diagnoses per 100K: 104.0 (the lowest)
> Cancer deaths per 100K: 139.7 (4th lowest)
> Lung cancer deaths per 100K: 32.2 (6th lowest)
> Adults who currently smoke: 18.9% (17th highest)

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