States With The Highest Cancer Rates

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45. Virginia
> Cancer diagnoses in 2017 per 100,000 people: 400 (30 fewer than U.S. avg. of 430 per 100,000 people)
> Total number of cancer diagnoses in 2017: 39,910
> Cancer deaths: 15,064 or 153 per 100,000 people — 20th lowest
> Female breast cancer incidence: 6,327 or 121 per 100,000 women — 18th lowest
> Prostate cancer incidence: 5,022 or 100 per 100,000 men — 18th lowest
> Lung cancer incidence: 5,219 or 51 per 100,000 people — 14th lowest
> Adult smoking rate: 16.4% — 23rd lowest
> Adult obesity rate: 29.8% — 23rd lowest
> Residents without health insurance: 7.9% — 24th lowest

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44. Texas
> Cancer diagnoses in 2017 per 100,000 people: 400 (30 fewer than U.S. avg. of 430 per 100,000 people)
> Total number of cancer diagnoses in 2017: 114,402
> Cancer deaths: 40,668 or 147 per 100,000 people — 15th lowest
> Female breast cancer incidence: 16,967 or 113 per 100,000 women — 5th lowest
> Prostate cancer incidence: 13,729 or 99 per 100,000 men — 15th lowest
> Lung cancer incidence: 13,427 or 48 per 100,000 people — 10th lowest
> Adult smoking rate: 15.7% — 18th lowest
> Adult obesity rate: 30.1% — 25th lowest
> Residents without health insurance: 18.4% — the highest

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43. Alaska
> Cancer diagnoses in 2017 per 100,000 people: 405 (25 fewer than U.S. avg. of 430 per 100,000 people)
> Total number of cancer diagnoses in 2017: 2,917
> Cancer deaths: 926 or 140 per 100,000 people — 9th lowest
> Female breast cancer incidence: 398 or 111 per 100,000 women — 3rd lowest
> Prostate cancer incidence: 338 or 90 per 100,000 men — 4th lowest
> Lung cancer incidence: 363 or 53 per 100,000 people — 17th lowest
> Adult smoking rate: 21.0% — 9th highest
> Adult obesity rate: 32.5% — 14th highest
> Residents without health insurance: 12.2% — 7th highest

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42. Nevada
> Cancer diagnoses in 2017 per 100,000 people: 405 (25 fewer than U.S. avg. of 430 per 100,000 people)
> Total number of cancer diagnoses in 2017: 14,105
> Cancer deaths: 5,283 or 156 per 100,000 people — 23rd highest
> Female breast cancer incidence: 2,089 or 118 per 100,000 women — 11th lowest
> Prostate cancer incidence: 1,739 or 96 per 100,000 men — 12th lowest
> Lung cancer incidence: 1,709 or 49 per 100,000 people — 12th lowest
> Adult smoking rate: 17.6% — 19th highest
> Adult obesity rate: 25.7% — 6th lowest
> Residents without health insurance: 11.4% — 8th highest

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41. Wyoming
> Cancer diagnoses in 2017 per 100,000 people: 412 (18 fewer than U.S. avg. of 430 per 100,000 people)
> Total number of cancer diagnoses in 2017: 2,875
> Cancer deaths: 948 or 136 per 100,000 people — 5th lowest
> Female breast cancer incidence: 363 or 108 per 100,000 women — the lowest
> Prostate cancer incidence: 489 or 127 per 100,000 men — 9th highest
> Lung cancer incidence: 281 or 40 per 100,000 people — 4th lowest
> Adult smoking rate: 18.7% — 17th highest
> Adult obesity rate: 28.9% — 20th lowest
> Residents without health insurance: 12.3% — 6th highest