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This State Has the Highest Cancer Rate

It's Kentucky, with Delaware and Louisiana trailing
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 3, 2017 11:57 AM CDT
10 States With the Highest Cancer Rates
Doctors view the lung scan of a patient at New York Hospital, Cornell Medical Center.   (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

(Newser) – Cancer may be the second leading cause of death in the US, but its effects across the country vary widely. Kentucky, for example, sees 514 cancer diagnoses per 100,000 people, the highest rate in the nation. New Mexico, on the other hand, has the lowest rate at 370 per 100,000, according to 24/7 Wall St., which recognizes "no clear pattern between income levels in a state and cancer diagnosis rates." These are the states with highest rates of cancer, based on diagnoses per 100,000 people, taken from CDC data:

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1. Kentucky: 514
2. Delaware: 488
3. Louisiana: 479
4. Pennsylvania: 477
5. New York: 476.5
6. Maine: 475
7. New Jersey: 473
8. Iowa: 472
9. Rhode Island: 470
10. Connecticut: 467

Click for the full list or see the US cities with the highest rates of uninsured residents. (Read more cancer stories.)

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