Why this is important: Many deaths from cancer could be avoided if more people received screenings. A cancer diagnosis not only imposes a physical burden on the individual, there is also a financial burden.
Definition: Rate of new diagnosed cases of cancer per 100,000 individuals.
Data Source: Washington State Department of Health, Washington State Cancer Registry. U.S. Cancer Statistics Working Group. United States Cancer Statistics: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and National Cancer Institute. Available at: www.cdc.gov/uscs.