Special Report

States With The Highest Cancer Rates

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15. Connecticut
> Cancer diagnoses in 2017 per 100,000 people: 465 (35 more than U.S. avg. of 430 per 100,000 people)
> Total number of cancer diagnoses in 2017: 21,297
> Cancer deaths: 6,608 or 140 per 100,000 people — 9th lowest
> Female breast cancer incidence: 3,236 or 137 per 100,000 women — 7th highest
> Prostate cancer incidence: 2,788 or 122 per 100,000 men — 12th highest
> Lung cancer incidence: 2,792 or 59 per 100,000 people — 24th highest
> Adult smoking rate: 12.7% — 3rd lowest
> Adult obesity rate: 25.8% — 8th lowest
> Residents without health insurance: 5.9% — 11th lowest

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14. Mississippi
> Cancer diagnoses in 2017 per 100,000 people: 465 (35 more than U.S. avg. of 430 per 100,000 people)
> Total number of cancer diagnoses in 2017: 16,585
> Cancer deaths: 6,526 or 183 per 100,000 people — 2nd highest
> Female breast cancer incidence: 2,204 or 119 per 100,000 women — 13th lowest
> Prostate cancer incidence: 2,259 or 128 per 100,000 men — 7th highest
> Lung cancer incidence: 2,647 or 72 per 100,000 people — 3rd highest
> Adult smoking rate: 22.2% — 6th highest
> Adult obesity rate: 36.8% — the highest
> Residents without health insurance: 13.0% — 5th highest

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13. Montana
> Cancer diagnoses in 2017 per 100,000 people: 467 (37 more than U.S. avg. of 430 per 100,000 people)
> Total number of cancer diagnoses in 2017: 6,426
> Cancer deaths: 2,145 or 152 per 100,000 people — 19th lowest
> Female breast cancer incidence: 933 or 138 per 100,000 women — 4th highest
> Prostate cancer incidence: 995 or 131 per 100,000 men — 5th highest
> Lung cancer incidence: 692 or 47 per 100,000 people — 9th lowest
> Adult smoking rate: 17.2% — 25th highest
> Adult obesity rate: 25.8% — 8th lowest
> Residents without health insurance: 8.3% — 23rd highest

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12. Pennsylvania
> Cancer diagnoses in 2017 per 100,000 people: 471 (41 more than U.S. avg. of 430 per 100,000 people)
> Total number of cancer diagnoses in 2017: 79,340
> Cancer deaths: 28,385 or 161 per 100,000 people — 17th highest
> Female breast cancer incidence: 11,213 or 131 per 100,000 women — 19th highest
> Prostate cancer incidence: 8,747 or 102 per 100,000 men — 20th lowest
> Lung cancer incidence: 10,929 or 62 per 100,000 people — 15th highest
> Adult smoking rate: 18.7% — 16th highest
> Adult obesity rate: 30.3% — 25th highest
> Residents without health insurance: 5.8% — 10th lowest

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11. Nebraska
> Cancer diagnoses in 2017 per 100,000 people: 471 (41 more than U.S. avg. of 430 per 100,000 people)
> Total number of cancer diagnoses in 2017: 10,491
> Cancer deaths: 3,502 or 153 per 100,000 people — 21st lowest
> Female breast cancer incidence: 1,446 or 130 per 100,000 women — 23rd highest
> Prostate cancer incidence: 1,503 or 132 per 100,000 men — 3rd highest
> Lung cancer incidence: 1,256 or 55 per 100,000 people — 21st lowest
> Adult smoking rate: 15.4% — 14th lowest
> Adult obesity rate: 32.2% — 16th highest
> Residents without health insurance: 8.3% — 23rd highest

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