Arizona’s cancer rate lowest in US

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March 30, 2011
The Arizona Republic    
Posted in News, PND News

"Arizona's cancer rate is the lowest in the nation, and the state's cancer-death rate is lower than that of all but two states, according to a new national study. The report paints a favorable picture for Arizona's cancer-fighting efforts, and the lower rates may reflect the state's youthful demographics and many residents' active lifestyles. But state health officials warn that too many Arizona cancer cases are diagnosed when the disease has advanced beyond its initial stages. Too many people skip, ignore or can't afford recommended tests that could detect cancer earlier, health officials say." (03/30/11)  

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