States With The Highest Cancer Rates

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10. Arkansas
> Cancer diagnoses in 2017 per 100,000 people: 471 (42 more than U.S. avg. of 430 per 100,000 people)
> Total number of cancer diagnoses in 2017: 17,474
> Cancer deaths: 6,516 or 173 per 100,000 people — 7th highest
> Female breast cancer incidence: 2,163 or 115 per 100,000 women — 8th lowest
> Prostate cancer incidence: 2,227 or 120 per 100,000 men — 14th highest
> Lung cancer incidence: 2,777 or 71 per 100,000 people — 4th highest
> Adult smoking rate: 22.3% — 5th highest
> Adult obesity rate: 34.2% — 5th highest
> Residents without health insurance: 9.1% — 20th highest

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9. Maine
> Cancer diagnoses in 2017 per 100,000 people: 472 (42 more than U.S. avg. of 430 per 100,000 people)
> Total number of cancer diagnoses in 2017: 9,061
> Cancer deaths: 3,391 or 170 per 100,000 people — 10th highest
> Female breast cancer incidence: 1,256 or 128 per 100,000 women — 25th lowest
> Prostate cancer incidence: 981 or 97 per 100,000 men — 13th lowest
> Lung cancer incidence: 1,392 or 68 per 100,000 people — 7th highest
> Adult smoking rate: 17.3% — 23rd highest
> Adult obesity rate: 29.9% — 24th lowest
> Residents without health insurance: 8.0% — 25th highest

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8. Minnesota
> Cancer diagnoses in 2017 per 100,000 people: 472 (42 more than U.S. avg. of 430 per 100,000 people)
> Total number of cancer diagnoses in 2017: 31,249
> Cancer deaths: 9,896 or 147 per 100,000 people — 14th lowest
> Female breast cancer incidence: 4,639 or 138 per 100,000 women — 3rd highest
> Prostate cancer incidence: 4,091 or 119 per 100,000 men — 15th highest
> Lung cancer incidence: 3,642 or 54 per 100,000 people — 18th lowest
> Adult smoking rate: 14.5% — 11th lowest
> Adult obesity rate: 27.9% — 17th lowest
> Residents without health insurance: 4.9% — 5th lowest

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7. New Hampshire
> Cancer diagnoses in 2017 per 100,000 people: 474 (44 more than U.S. avg. of 430 per 100,000 people)
> Total number of cancer diagnoses in 2017: 8,529
> Cancer deaths: 2,760 or 153 per 100,000 people — 23rd lowest
> Female breast cancer incidence: 1,229 or 136 per 100,000 women — 8th highest
> Prostate cancer incidence: 1,100 or 114 per 100,000 men — 20th highest
> Lung cancer incidence: 1,137 or 61 per 100,000 people — 19th highest
> Adult smoking rate: 15.7% — 17th lowest
> Adult obesity rate: 27.9% — 17th lowest
> Residents without health insurance: 6.3% — 13th lowest

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6. Iowa
> Cancer diagnoses in 2017 per 100,000 people: 477 (47 more than U.S. avg. of 430 per 100,000 people)
> Total number of cancer diagnoses in 2017: 18,600
> Cancer deaths: 6,449 or 158 per 100,000 people — 19th highest
> Female breast cancer incidence: 2,674 or 137 per 100,000 women — 6th highest
> Prostate cancer incidence: 2,324 or 116 per 100,000 men — 19th highest
> Lung cancer incidence: 2,557 or 63 per 100,000 people — 12th highest
> Adult smoking rate: 17.1% — 25th lowest
> Adult obesity rate: 33.2% — 9th highest
> Residents without health insurance: 5.0% — 6th lowest