Special Report

States With the Highest Cancer Rates

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25. Massachusetts
> Cancer diagnoses per 100K: 452.8
> Breast cancer diagnoses per 100K: 137.7 (3rd highest)
> Cancer deaths per 100K: 153.2 (15th lowest)
> Lung cancer deaths per 100K: 39.1 (18th lowest)
> Adults who currently smoke: 13.6% (5th lowest)

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24. South Carolina
> Cancer diagnoses per 100K: 452.8
> Breast cancer diagnoses per 100K: 129.9 (18th highest)
> Cancer deaths per 100K: 166.8 (16th highest)
> Lung cancer deaths per 100K: 45.0 (18th highest)
> Adults who currently smoke: 20.0% (12th highest)

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23. Kansas
> Cancer diagnoses per 100K: 452.9
> Breast cancer diagnoses per 100K: 129.7 (20th highest)
> Cancer deaths per 100K: 164.4 (20th highest)
> Lung cancer deaths per 100K: 44.4 (19th highest)
> Adults who currently smoke: 17.2% (25th highest)

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22. Nebraska
> Cancer diagnoses per 100K: 456.1
> Breast cancer diagnoses per 100K: 127.7 (24th highest)
> Cancer deaths per 100K: 158.0 (22nd lowest)
> Lung cancer deaths per 100K: 41.4 (24th lowest)
> Adults who currently smoke: 17.0% (23rd lowest)

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21. Wisconsin
> Cancer diagnoses per 100K: 456.4
> Breast cancer diagnoses per 100K: 129.0 (21st highest)
> Cancer deaths per 100K: 159.5 (23rd lowest)
> Lung cancer deaths per 100K: 39.9 (20th lowest)
> Adults who currently smoke: 17.1% (25th lowest)