Special Report

States With the Highest Cancer Rates

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45. Texas
> Cancer diagnoses per 100K: 396.0
> Breast cancer diagnoses per 100K: 112.2 (5th lowest)
> Cancer deaths per 100K: 149.6 (10th lowest)
> Lung cancer deaths per 100K: 35.0 (12th lowest)
> Adults who currently smoke: 14.3% (10th lowest)

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44. Alaska
> Cancer diagnoses per 100K: 397.3
> Breast cancer diagnoses per 100K: 122.0 (16th lowest)
> Cancer deaths per 100K: 161.1 (25th highest)
> Lung cancer deaths per 100K: 42.5 (23rd highest)
> Adults who currently smoke: 19.0% (16th highest)

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43. California
> Cancer diagnoses per 100K: 398.0
> Breast cancer diagnoses per 100K: 121.4 (14th lowest)
> Cancer deaths per 100K: 143.5 (7th lowest)
> Lung cancer deaths per 100K: 30.0 (4th lowest)
> Adults who currently smoke: 11.0% (2nd lowest)

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42. Oregon
> Cancer diagnoses per 100K: 399.6
> Breast cancer diagnoses per 100K: 115.6 (8th lowest)
> Cancer deaths per 100K: 160.4 (25th lowest)
> Lung cancer deaths per 100K: 38.6 (17th lowest)
> Adults who currently smoke: 16.2% (19th lowest)

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41. Utah
> Cancer diagnoses per 100K: 400.8
> Breast cancer diagnoses per 100K: 113.4 (6th lowest)
> Cancer deaths per 100K: 126.0 (the lowest)
> Lung cancer deaths per 100K: 19.1 (the lowest)
> Adults who currently smoke: 8.8% (the lowest)