Special Report

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

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1. Alabama
> Total population: 4,874,747 (24th highest)
> Number of people living with cancer as of 2016: 223,990 (25th highest)
> New cancer cases in 2019: 28,950 (23rd highest)
> Cancer deaths in 2019: 10,630 (22nd highest)
> Population with no health insurance: 9.4% (14th highest)

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2. Alaska
> Total population: 739,795 (3rd lowest)
> Number of people living with cancer as of 2016: 33,340 (3rd lowest)
> New cancer cases in 2019: 3,090 (2nd lowest)
> Cancer deaths in 2019: 1,120 (2nd lowest)
> Population with no health insurance: 13.7% (3rd highest)

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3. Arizona
> Total population: 7,016,270 (14th highest)
> Number of people living with cancer as of 2016: 354,530 (13th highest)
> New cancer cases in 2019: 37,490 (15th highest)
> Cancer deaths in 2019: 12,470 (17th highest)
> Population with no health insurance: 10.1% (11th highest)

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4. Arkansas
> Total population: 3,004,279 (19th lowest)
> Number of people living with cancer as of 2016: 131,070 (19th lowest)
> New cancer cases in 2019: 16,580 (19th lowest)
> Cancer deaths in 2019: 6,800 (22nd lowest)
> Population with no health insurance: 7.9% (25th lowest)

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5. California
> Total population: 39,536,653 (the highest)
> Number of people living with cancer as of 2016: 1,734,870 (the highest)
> New cancer cases in 2019: 186,920 (the highest)
> Cancer deaths in 2019: 60,590 (the highest)
> Population with no health insurance: 7.2% (21st lowest)

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