By state, pediatric cancer incidence rates ranged from 145.2–205.5 per 1 million. Rates were highest in New Hampshire (205.5), DC (194.0), and New Jersey (192.3) and lowest in South Carolina (149.3) and Mississippi (145.2) (Table 2). Incidence among whites ranged from 157.0 in Montana to 255.2 in Hawaii; among blacks, from 105.8 in Rhode Island to 161.3 in Nebraska; and among Hispanics, from 75.0 in Hawaii to 191.8 in Florida.†† Although incidence rates were highest among children aged 0–4 years overall, in some states (e.g., New Jersey, New York, and Illinois), the highest rates were among persons aged 15–19 years (Supplementary Table 1, https://stacks.cdc.gov/view/cdc/53585).Read More
NH has the highest rates of bladder, breast, esophageal and pediatric cancer in the nation. The rates of Hodgkin Lymphoma (#3), Melanomas of the skin (#3), are also very high in NH. Click here to use the CDC data visualization tool.Read More
Concord, NH – New Hampshire has the highest rate of bladder cancer cases in the nation and a rate that is 37% higher than the national rate, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). One of the leading causes of bladder cancer in the State is exposure to arsenic in private drinking water wells.Read More
MANCHESTER, N.H. —
A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said New Hampshire has the country's highest rate of pediatric cancers.
According to the CDC, people under the age of 20 were found to have the highest overall rates in the northeast, with an average of 188 cases for every 1 million people.Read More