Highest cancer rates by state

POSTED: 9:52 AM Feb 04 2014   UPDATED: 12:00 AM Apr 08 2016

Cancer is expected to become America's No. 1 killer by 2030. Find out which states have the highest cancer rates.

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Cancer is expected to become America's No. 1 killer by 2030, according to the American Society of Clinical Oncology. Using 2012 statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (the most recent available), here's a look at the states with a higher cancer rate than the overall U.S. rate of 440.3 cases per 100,00 people.


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