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Report: Wisconsin ranks high for lung cancer survival rate, low for access to screening

BROOKFIELD, Wis. (CBS 58) – A new report ranks Wisconsin high for lung cancer survival rate but low for access to screening.

The LUNG FORCE “State of Lung Cancer’ 2018 report ranks Wisconsin 20th out of the 50 states for lung cancer incidence with a rate of 61.5 per 100,000 people.

The report also finds Wisconsin has a 19.9 percent survival rate. In comparison, New York has a survival rate of 24 percent while Louisiana has a 15.9 percent survival rate.

Wisconsin ranks 41st out of 50 states in regard to screening centers. The Badger state has 2.9 screening centers per one million people.

According to a press release, LUNG FORCE is a national movement led by the American Lung Association to unite women against lung cancer. More information can be found on the LUNG FORCE website

To view the full report, click here.

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