Special Report

States With The Highest Cancer Rates

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30. Maryland
> Cancer diagnoses in 2017 per 100,000 people: 443 (13 more than U.S. avg. of 430 per 100,000 people)
> Total number of cancer diagnoses in 2017: 31,735
> Cancer deaths: 10,796 or 152 per 100,000 people — 18th lowest
> Female breast cancer incidence: 4,958 or 131 per 100,000 women — 20th highest
> Prostate cancer incidence: 4,402 or 125 per 100,000 men — 10th highest
> Lung cancer incidence: 3,947 or 55 per 100,000 people — 21st lowest
> Adult smoking rate: 13.8% — 8th lowest
> Adult obesity rate: 31.0% — 23rd highest
> Residents without health insurance: 6.0% — 12th lowest

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29. Massachusetts
> Cancer diagnoses in 2017 per 100,000 people: 445 (15 more than U.S. avg. of 430 per 100,000 people)
> Total number of cancer diagnoses in 2017: 37,769
> Cancer deaths: 12,934 or 149 per 100,000 people — 17th lowest
> Female breast cancer incidence: 5,966 or 135 per 100,000 women — 10th highest
> Prostate cancer incidence: 4,560 or 108 per 100,000 men — 23rd lowest
> Lung cancer incidence: 5,141 or 59 per 100,000 people — 23rd highest
> Adult smoking rate: 13.7% — 6th lowest
> Adult obesity rate: 24.7% — 4th lowest
> Residents without health insurance: 3.0% — the lowest

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28. Delaware
> Cancer diagnoses in 2017 per 100,000 people: 446 (16 more than U.S. avg. of 430 per 100,000 people)
> Total number of cancer diagnoses in 2017: 5,617
> Cancer deaths: 2,085 or 161 per 100,000 people — 16th highest
> Female breast cancer incidence: 765 or 119 per 100,000 women — 16th lowest
> Prostate cancer incidence: 786 or 123 per 100,000 men — 11th highest
> Lung cancer incidence: 761 or 57 per 100,000 people — 25th lowest
> Adult smoking rate: 17.0% — 24th lowest
> Adult obesity rate: 30.9% — 24th highest
> Residents without health insurance: 6.6% — 17th lowest

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27. Alabama
> Cancer diagnoses in 2017 per 100,000 people: 447 (17 more than U.S. avg. of 430 per 100,000 people)
> Total number of cancer diagnoses in 2017: 27,137
> Cancer deaths: 10,410 or 170 per 100,000 people — 11th highest
> Female breast cancer incidence: 3,694 or 117 per 100,000 women — 10th lowest
> Prostate cancer incidence: 3,907 or 130 per 100,000 men — 6th highest
> Lung cancer incidence: 3,927 or 62 per 100,000 people — 15th highest
> Adult smoking rate: 20.9% — 10th highest
> Adult obesity rate: 35.5% — 3rd highest
> Residents without health insurance: 9.7% — 17th highest

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26. Wisconsin
> Cancer diagnoses in 2017 per 100,000 people: 448 (18 more than U.S. avg. of 430 per 100,000 people)
> Total number of cancer diagnoses in 2017: 32,651
> Cancer deaths: 11,318 or 153 per 100,000 people — 24th lowest
> Female breast cancer incidence: 4,858 or 133 per 100,000 women — 14th highest
> Prostate cancer incidence: 4,284 or 113 per 100,000 men — 21st highest
> Lung cancer incidence: 4,234 or 56 per 100,000 people — 23rd lowest
> Adult smoking rate: 16.0% — 20th lowest
> Adult obesity rate: 31.3% — 22nd highest
> Residents without health insurance: 5.7% — 8th lowest

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