This State Has the Highest Rate of Breast Cancer in the Country
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the United States, with more than 268,000 new diagnoses every year, according to the National Cancer Institute. About 95 percent of those diagnosed are women, but men aren’t immune—around 2,550 men will be diagnosed each year.
Breast cancer is prevalent all over the country, but not all states are equal. On average, about 125 women per 100,000 are diagnosed with breast cancer each year, but in some states the rates are much higher. The state where you’ll find the highest rate of new cases is New Hampshire, where 144 women per 100,000 were diagnosed annually between 2011 and 2015, according to the CDC. The other states with the highest breast cancer rates during that period were Connecticut; Washington, D.C.; Massachusetts; and Hawaii.
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