States With The Highest Cancer Rates

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50. New Mexico
> Cancer diagnoses in 2017 per 100,000 people: 361 (69 fewer than U.S. avg. of 430 per 100,000 people)
> Total number of cancer diagnoses in 2017: 9,261
> Cancer deaths: 3,620 or 138 per 100,000 people — 7th lowest
> Female breast cancer incidence: 1,470 or 113 per 100,000 women — 6th lowest
> Prostate cancer incidence: 1,081 or 82 per 100,000 men — 2nd lowest
> Lung cancer incidence: 905 or 34 per 100,000 people — 2nd lowest
> Adult smoking rate: 17.5% — 20th highest
> Adult obesity rate: 26.6% — 13th lowest
> Residents without health insurance: 10.0% — 15th highest

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49. Arizona
> Cancer diagnoses in 2017 per 100,000 people: 375 (55 fewer than U.S. avg. of 430 per 100,000 people)
> Total number of cancer diagnoses in 2017: 32,494
> Cancer deaths: 12,008 or 135 per 100,000 people — 4th lowest
> Female breast cancer incidence: 4,754 or 109 per 100,000 women — 2nd lowest
> Prostate cancer incidence: 3,504 or 80 per 100,000 men — the lowest
> Lung cancer incidence: 3,968 or 43 per 100,000 people — 6th lowest
> Adult smoking rate: 15.6% — 16th lowest
> Adult obesity rate: 27.5% — 14th lowest
> Residents without health insurance: 11.3% — 9th highest

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48. California
> Cancer diagnoses in 2017 per 100,000 people: 392 (38 fewer than U.S. avg. of 430 per 100,000 people)
> Total number of cancer diagnoses in 2017: 170,784
> Cancer deaths: 59,515 or 137 per 100,000 people — 6th lowest
> Female breast cancer incidence: 27,436 or 121 per 100,000 women — 19th lowest
> Prostate cancer incidence: 20,053 or 94 per 100,000 men — 9th lowest
> Lung cancer incidence: 16,803 or 39 per 100,000 people — 3rd lowest
> Adult smoking rate: 11.3% — 2nd lowest
> Adult obesity rate: 23.6% — 2nd lowest
> Residents without health insurance: 7.7% — 22nd lowest

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47. Colorado
> Cancer diagnoses in 2017 per 100,000 people: 394 (36 fewer than U.S. avg. of 430 per 100,000 people)
> Total number of cancer diagnoses in 2017: 24,226
> Cancer deaths: 7,829 or 131 per 100,000 people — 3rd lowest
> Female breast cancer incidence: 4,191 or 132 per 100,000 women — 16th highest
> Prostate cancer incidence: 2,847 or 91 per 100,000 men — 7th lowest
> Lung cancer incidence: 2,418 or 40 per 100,000 people — 5th lowest
> Adult smoking rate: 14.6% — 12th lowest
> Adult obesity rate: 21.8% — the lowest
> Residents without health insurance: 8.0% — 25th highest

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46. Utah
> Cancer diagnoses in 2017 per 100,000 people: 397 (33 fewer than U.S. avg. of 430 per 100,000 people)
> Total number of cancer diagnoses in 2017: 10,951
> Cancer deaths: 3,160 or 121 per 100,000 people — the lowest
> Female breast cancer incidence: 1,584 or 112 per 100,000 women — 4th lowest
> Prostate cancer incidence: 1,526 or 112 per 100,000 men — 22nd highest
> Lung cancer incidence: 672 or 25 per 100,000 people — the lowest
> Adult smoking rate: 8.9% — the lowest
> Adult obesity rate: 25.9% — 9th lowest
> Residents without health insurance: 9.7% — 17th highest