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

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6. Colorado
> Total population: 5,607,154 (21st highest)
> Number of people living with cancer as of 2016: 207,460 (24th lowest)
> New cancer cases in 2019: 26,800 (24th highest)
> Cancer deaths in 2019: 8,120 (23rd lowest)
> Population with no health insurance: 7.5% (23rd lowest)

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7. Connecticut
> Total population: 3,588,184 (22nd lowest)
> Number of people living with cancer as of 2016: 224,290 (24th highest)
> New cancer cases in 2019: 21,950 (23rd lowest)
> Cancer deaths in 2019: 6,470 (19th lowest)
> Population with no health insurance: 5.5% (12th lowest)

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8. Delaware
> Total population: 961,939 (6th lowest)
> Number of people living with cancer as of 2016: 50,760 (6th lowest)
> New cancer cases in 2019: 5,870 (6th lowest)
> Cancer deaths in 2019: 2,140 (8th lowest)
> Population with no health insurance: 5.4% (10th lowest)

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9. Florida
> Total population: 20,984,400 (3rd highest)
> Number of people living with cancer as of 2016: 342,590 (15th highest)
> New cancer cases in 2019: 131,470 (2nd highest)
> Cancer deaths in 2019: 45,000 (2nd highest)
> Population with no health insurance: 12.9% (5th highest)

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10. Georgia
> Total population: 10,429,379 (8th highest)
> Number of people living with cancer as of 2016: 410,740 (10th highest)
> New cancer cases in 2019: 50,450 (11th highest)
> Cancer deaths in 2019: 17,880 (10th highest)
> Population with no health insurance: 13.4% (4th highest)

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