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The 3 hot spots in the U.S. with the highest colon cancer death rates
Washington Post

Although the risk of death from colorectal cancer in the United States has dropped dramatically in recent decades, there are three “hot spots” in Appalachia and the rural South where death rates are “unnecessarily high,” researchers said.

The highest colon cancer death rates are in the lower Mississippi Delta, where rates were 40 percent higher than the rest of the country during 2009 to 2011, according to a study published Wednesday in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.

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