Special Report

This Is How Many People Are Living With Cancer in Every State

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46. Virginia
> Total population: 8,470,020 (12th highest)
> Number of people living with cancer as of 2016: 373,580 (12th highest)
> New cancer cases in 2019: 45,440 (12th highest)
> Cancer deaths in 2019: 15,200 (12th highest)
> Population with no health insurance: 8.8% (19th highest)

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47. Washington
> Total population: 7,405,743 (13th highest)
> Number of people living with cancer as of 2016: 352,830 (14th highest)
> New cancer cases in 2019: 39,160 (14th highest)
> Cancer deaths in 2019: 13,010 (16th highest)
> Population with no health insurance: 6.1% (18th lowest)

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48. West Virginia
> Total population: 1,815,857 (13th lowest)
> Number of people living with cancer as of 2016: 107,520 (16th lowest)
> New cancer cases in 2019: 12,440 (16th lowest)
> Cancer deaths in 2019: 4,820 (16th lowest)
> Population with no health insurance: 6.1% (18th lowest)

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49. Wisconsin
> Total population: 5,795,483 (20th highest)
> Number of people living with cancer as of 2016: 288,410 (17th highest)
> New cancer cases in 2019: 34,220 (19th highest)
> Cancer deaths in 2019: 11,730 (19th highest)
> Population with no health insurance: 5.4% (10th lowest)

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50. Wyoming
> Total population: 579,315 (the lowest)
> Number of people living with cancer as of 2016: 30,370 (the lowest)
> New cancer cases in 2019: 2,930 (the lowest)
> Cancer deaths in 2019: 980 (the lowest)
> Population with no health insurance: 12.3% (6th highest)

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