Special Report

States With the Highest Cancer Rates

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15. Ohio
> Cancer diagnoses per 100K: 460.8
> Breast cancer diagnoses per 100K: 127.9 (23rd highest)
> Cancer deaths per 100K: 175.1 (11th highest)
> Lung cancer deaths per 100K: 49.0 (11th highest)
> Adults who currently smoke: 22.5% (6th highest)

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14. New Hampshire
> Cancer diagnoses per 100K: 466.4
> Breast cancer diagnoses per 100K: 145.9 (the highest)
> Cancer deaths per 100K: 162.1 (24th highest)
> Lung cancer deaths per 100K: 43.4 (20th highest)
> Adults who currently smoke: 18.0% (20th highest)

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13. West Virginia
> Cancer diagnoses per 100K: 467.7
> Breast cancer diagnoses per 100K: 119.6 (12th lowest)
> Cancer deaths per 100K: 189.7 (2nd highest)
> Lung cancer deaths per 100K: 57.3 (2nd highest)
> Adults who currently smoke: 24.8% (the highest)

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12. Maine
> Cancer diagnoses per 100K: 468.0
> Breast cancer diagnoses per 100K: 124.5 (21st lowest)
> Cancer deaths per 100K: 177.5 (8th highest)
> Lung cancer deaths per 100K: 50.3 (9th highest)
> Adults who currently smoke: 19.8% (14th highest)

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11. Illinois
> Cancer diagnoses per 100K: 468.0
> Breast cancer diagnoses per 100K: 134.5 (8th highest)
> Cancer deaths per 100K: 167.9 (14th highest)
> Lung cancer deaths per 100K: 43.4 (20th highest)
> Adults who currently smoke: 15.8% (18th lowest)