Special Report

States With The Highest Cancer Rates

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35. South Carolina
> Cancer diagnoses in 2017 per 100,000 people: 434 (5 more than U.S. avg. of 430 per 100,000 people)
> Total number of cancer diagnoses in 2017: 27,762
> Cancer deaths: 10,356 or 163 per 100,000 people — 14th highest
> Female breast cancer incidence: 4,291 or 130 per 100,000 women — 22nd highest
> Prostate cancer incidence: 3,488 or 108 per 100,000 men — 22nd lowest
> Lung cancer incidence: 4,137 or 62 per 100,000 people — 17th highest
> Adult smoking rate: 18.8% — 15th highest
> Adult obesity rate: 32.9% — 12th highest
> Residents without health insurance: 10.8% — 11th highest

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34. Indiana
> Cancer diagnoses in 2017 per 100,000 people: 435 (5 more than U.S. avg. of 430 per 100,000 people)
> Total number of cancer diagnoses in 2017: 34,318
> Cancer deaths: 13,462 or 170 per 100,000 people — 9th highest
> Female breast cancer incidence: 4,945 or 120 per 100,000 women — 17th lowest
> Prostate cancer incidence: 3,681 or 95 per 100,000 men — 10th lowest
> Lung cancer incidence: 5,379 or 66 per 100,000 people — 8th highest
> Adult smoking rate: 21.8% — 7th highest
> Adult obesity rate: 33.4% — 8th highest
> Residents without health insurance: 8.7% — 22nd highest

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33. Washington
> Cancer diagnoses in 2017 per 100,000 people: 435 (5 more than U.S. avg. of 430 per 100,000 people)
> Total number of cancer diagnoses in 2017: 37,522
> Cancer deaths: 12,664 or 148 per 100,000 people — 16th lowest
> Female breast cancer incidence: 5,897 or 133 per 100,000 women — 15th highest
> Prostate cancer incidence: 4,392 or 99 per 100,000 men — 15th lowest
> Lung cancer incidence: 4,349 or 50 per 100,000 people — 13th lowest
> Adult smoking rate: 13.5% — 5th lowest
> Adult obesity rate: 27.8% — 15th lowest
> Residents without health insurance: 6.6% — 17th lowest

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32. Michigan
> Cancer diagnoses in 2017 per 100,000 people: 435 (6 more than U.S. avg. of 430 per 100,000 people)
> Total number of cancer diagnoses in 2017: 54,793
> Cancer deaths: 20,671 or 161 per 100,000 people — 15th highest
> Female breast cancer incidence: 7,582 or 119 per 100,000 women — 15th lowest
> Prostate cancer incidence: 6,823 or 106 per 100,000 men — 21st lowest
> Lung cancer incidence: 7,887 or 60 per 100,000 people — 21st highest
> Adult smoking rate: 19.3% — 13th highest
> Adult obesity rate: 32.0% — 18th highest
> Residents without health insurance: 5.8% — 10th lowest

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31. Idaho
> Cancer diagnoses in 2017 per 100,000 people: 436 (6 more than U.S. avg. of 430 per 100,000 people)
> Total number of cancer diagnoses in 2017: 8,624
> Cancer deaths: 3,020 or 153 per 100,000 people — 23rd lowest
> Female breast cancer incidence: 1,326 or 136 per 100,000 women — 9th highest
> Prostate cancer incidence: 1,159 or 111 per 100,000 men — 24th highest
> Lung cancer incidence: 961 or 47 per 100,000 people — 8th lowest
> Adult smoking rate: 14.3% — 10th lowest
> Adult obesity rate: 29.3% — 21st lowest
> Residents without health insurance: 10.8% — 11th highest

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