Special Report

States With the Highest Cancer Rates

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40. Virginia
> Cancer diagnoses per 100K: 401.7
> Breast cancer diagnoses per 100K: 124.5 (21st lowest)
> Cancer deaths per 100K: 159.6 (24th lowest)
> Lung cancer deaths per 100K: 41.2 (23rd lowest)
> Adults who currently smoke: 15.3% (15th lowest)

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39. Florida
> Cancer diagnoses per 100K: 405.1
> Breast cancer diagnoses per 100K: 113.8 (7th lowest)
> Cancer deaths per 100K: 150.1 (11th lowest)
> Lung cancer deaths per 100K: 40.0 (21st lowest)
> Adults who currently smoke: 15.5% (16th lowest)

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38. Hawaii
> Cancer diagnoses per 100K: 408.5
> Breast cancer diagnoses per 100K: 134.8 (7th highest)
> Cancer deaths per 100K: 134.4 (2nd lowest)
> Lung cancer deaths per 100K: 31.9 (5th lowest)
> Adults who currently smoke: 13.1% (3rd lowest)

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37. Washington
> Cancer diagnoses per 100K: 431.8
> Breast cancer diagnoses per 100K: 132.0 (13th highest)
> Cancer deaths per 100K: 156.7 (19th lowest)
> Lung cancer deaths per 100K: 38.6 (17th lowest)
> Adults who currently smoke: 13.9% (7th lowest)

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36. South Dakota
> Cancer diagnoses per 100K: 433.1
> Breast cancer diagnoses per 100K: 127.4 (25th highest)
> Cancer deaths per 100K: 153.9 (17th lowest)
> Lung cancer deaths per 100K: 40.3 (22nd lowest)
> Adults who currently smoke: 18.1% (19th highest)