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Cancer rates by state are out for 2009, published by the National Cancer Institute.

Top 10 states with highest rates of all cancers:

  1. Rhode Island
  2. Connecticut
  3. Kentucky
  4. Pennsylvania
  5. Maine
  6. Vermont
  7. Iowa
  8. Washington
  9. Massachusetts
  10. New Jersey

Top 10 states with highest rates of breast cancer incidence:

  1. Washington
  2. Connecticut
  3. Hawaii
  4. Rhode Island
  5. North Dakota
  6. Minnesota
  7. Oregon
  8. District of Columbia
  9. New Hampshire
  10. New Jersey

The question now is: Why?

It still seems to me that eating contaminated seafood is one big risk factor, but certainly not the only one.

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