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

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16. Kansas
> Total population: 2,913,123 (16th lowest)
> Number of people living with cancer as of 2016: 139,660 (20th lowest)
> New cancer cases in 2019: 15,340 (18th lowest)
> Cancer deaths in 2019: 5,550 (18th lowest)
> Population with no health insurance: 8.7% (20th highest)

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17. Kentucky
> Total population: 4,454,189 (25th lowest)
> Number of people living with cancer as of 2016: 233,120 (23rd highest)
> New cancer cases in 2019: 26,400 (25th lowest)
> Cancer deaths in 2019: 10,580 (23rd highest)
> Population with no health insurance: 5.4% (10th lowest)

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18. Louisiana
> Total population: 4,684,333 (25th highest)
> Number of people living with cancer as of 2016: 213,580 (25th lowest)
> New cancer cases in 2019: 26,800 (24th highest)
> Cancer deaths in 2019: 9,260 (25th highest)
> Population with no health insurance: 8.4% (22nd highest)

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19. Maine
> Total population: 1,335,907 (9th lowest)
> Number of people living with cancer as of 2016: 87,630 (12th lowest)
> New cancer cases in 2019: 8,920 (12th lowest)
> Cancer deaths in 2019: 3,310 (13th lowest)
> Population with no health insurance: 8.1% (25th highest)

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20. Maryland
> Total population: 6,052,177 (19th highest)
> Number of people living with cancer as of 2016: 254,540 (22nd highest)
> New cancer cases in 2019: 33,140 (20th highest)
> Cancer deaths in 2019: 10,780 (20th highest)
> Population with no health insurance: 6.1% (18th lowest)

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