Special Report

States With the Highest Cancer Rates

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30. North Dakota
> Cancer diagnoses per 100K: 445.9
> Breast cancer diagnoses per 100K: 133.1 (11th highest)
> Cancer deaths per 100K: 152.3 (13th lowest)
> Lung cancer deaths per 100K: 34.4 (8th lowest)
> Adults who currently smoke: 19.8% (13th highest)

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29. Indiana
> Cancer diagnoses per 100K: 447.4
> Breast cancer diagnoses per 100K: 121.3 (13th lowest)
> Cancer deaths per 100K: 176.4 (9th highest)
> Lung cancer deaths per 100K: 50.2 (10th highest)
> Adults who currently smoke: 21.1% (10th highest)

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28. Maryland
> Cancer diagnoses per 100K: 448.7
> Breast cancer diagnoses per 100K: 131.4 (14th highest)
> Cancer deaths per 100K: 155.3 (18th lowest)
> Lung cancer deaths per 100K: 37.7 (15th lowest)
> Adults who currently smoke: 13.7% (6th lowest)

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27. Alabama
> Cancer diagnoses per 100K: 449.1
> Breast cancer diagnoses per 100K: 123.3 (18th lowest)
> Cancer deaths per 100K: 175.4 (10th highest)
> Lung cancer deaths per 100K: 49.0 (11th highest)
> Adults who currently smoke: 21.5% (9th highest)

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26. Missouri
> Cancer diagnoses per 100K: 449.4
> Breast cancer diagnoses per 100K: 129.9 (18th highest)
> Cancer deaths per 100K: 173.1 (12th highest)
> Lung cancer deaths per 100K: 51.1 (7th highest)
> Adults who currently smoke: 22.1% (7th highest)