January 5, 2016 | Number of The Day
Rate of cancer per 100,000 New Jerseyans

The rate of cancer diagnoses per 100,000 New Jersey residents is 487.4, which is higher than the national average of 453.8. The two most prevalent types of cancer are breast cancer (171.4 per 100,000) and prostrate cancer (157.3). They are followed by lung (60) and colon (44.4) cancer.

South Jersey has the most cases of cancer, with concentrations in Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, and Cape May counties.