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Do you live near a cancer cluster?

Updated 10:06 AM ET, Tue February 28, 2017
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A study shows cancer deaths in counties across the nation, revealing clusters that have lagged behind national cancer efforts. Deaths from all cancers in 2014 were highest along the Mississippi River, near the Kentucky-West Virginia border, western Alaska and the South in general. Deaths were lowest in places like Utah and Colorado. Courtesy of the Journal of the American Medical Association
Deaths from colorectal cancers in 2014 were highest along parts of the Mississippi River, along the Kentucky-West Virginia border, and in Alaska, southern Alabama and Louisiana. Courtesy of the Journal of the American Medical Association
Deaths from lung and airway cancers in 2014 were highest in Kentucky and West Virginia. Deaths were lowest in states such as Idaho, New Mexico, Utah, Colorado and parts of Arizona. Courtesy of the Journal of the American Medical Association
Deaths from breast cancer in 2014 were highest along the Mississippi River and the Southern belt. Deaths were lowest in parts of the Northeast, West and Upper Midwest. Courtesy of the Journal of the American Medical Association
Similar to breast cancer, deaths from prostate cancer in 2014 were highest along the Mississippi River and the Southern belt. Deaths were lowest in South Florida and along the US-Mexico border. Courtesy of the Journal of the American Medical Association
Deaths from pancreatic cancer in 2014 were highest in the South and lowest in parts of Colorado, Arizona, Florida and Texas. Courtesy of the Journal of the American Medical Association
Deaths from uterine cancer in 2014 were highest in parts of Montana and along the East Coast from South Carolina to Maine. Deaths were lowest in parts of Alaska, Texas and the Southwest. Courtesy of the Journal of the American Medical Association
Deaths from kidney cancer in 2014 were highest in Alaska, Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and the Dakotas. Deaths were lowest in parts of Florida and Colorado. Courtesy of the Journal of the American Medical Association
Deaths from liver cancers in 2014 were highest in Alaska, several counties in South Dakota, and parts of Texas along the border with Mexico. Deaths were lowest in the Midwest and mountain states. Courtesy of the Journal of the American Medical Association
Deaths from testicular cancers in 2014 were highest in California and Nevada, with smaller clusters in Missouri, Michigan and Texas. Deaths were lowest in parts of Colorado, in the District of Columbia and around the Atlanta and Minneapolis areas. Courtesy of the Journal of the American Medical Association
Deaths from non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in 2014 were highest in parts of the Midwest, the Appalachian region and Louisiana. Deaths were lowest near the "Four Corners" and in Alaska and western Texas. Courtesy of the Journal of the American Medical Association