Special Report

States With the Highest Cancer Rates

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20. Mississippi
> Cancer diagnoses per 100K: 456.7
> Breast cancer diagnoses per 100K: 117.3 (10th lowest)
> Cancer deaths per 100K: 188.3 (3rd highest)
> Lung cancer deaths per 100K: 54.7 (4th highest)
> Adults who currently smoke: 22.7% (5th highest)

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19. Rhode Island
> Cancer diagnoses per 100K: 458.0
> Breast cancer diagnoses per 100K: 136.6 (4th highest)
> Cancer deaths per 100K: 163.2 (23rd highest)
> Lung cancer deaths per 100K: 46.9 (13th highest)
> Adults who currently smoke: 14.4% (11th lowest)

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18. Georgia
> Cancer diagnoses per 100K: 458.6
> Breast cancer diagnoses per 100K: 126.4 (23rd lowest)
> Cancer deaths per 100K: 163.8 (22nd highest)
> Lung cancer deaths per 100K: 42.2 (24th highest)
> Adults who currently smoke: 17.9% (22nd highest)

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17. Tennessee
> Cancer diagnoses per 100K: 459.8
> Breast cancer diagnoses per 100K: 122.2 (17th lowest)
> Cancer deaths per 100K: 180.8 (6th highest)
> Lung cancer deaths per 100K: 54.3 (5th highest)
> Adults who currently smoke: 22.1% (8th highest)

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16. North Carolina
> Cancer diagnoses per 100K: 460.6
> Breast cancer diagnoses per 100K: 132.6 (12th highest)
> Cancer deaths per 100K: 164.8 (19th highest)
> Lung cancer deaths per 100K: 45.6 (16th highest)
> Adults who currently smoke: 17.9% (23rd highest)