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Study: Counties had higher death rates than others

Posted at 8:28 AM, Jan 25, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-25 08:28:01-05

Your zip code may determine whether you'll survive cancer.

A new study from the University of Washington finds that overall cancer deaths have declined about 20-percent since 1980.

But the researchers also found some counties experienced much high cancer mortality rates than others.

Clusters of breast cancer were found in the south and along the Mississippi River, while dangerous kidney cancers were more likely in the Dakotas and parts of the midwest.