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Nebraska Comprehensive Cancer Control Program

Cancer Rates

Nebraska Cancer Information and Fact Sheets
  • In Nebraska, the lifetime risk of cancer is 1 in 2 for men and 1 in 3 for women.
  • African Americans are 1.4 times more likely to die of cancer than non-Hispanic whites.
  • Cancers of the lung, breast, prostate, colon, and rectum account for more than half (55.4%) of Nebraska’s 2003 diagnoses.
  • The 2003 incidence rate for cancer in Nebraska was 455.9 and the mortality rate was 178.3.

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NE CCCP has a wealth of publications available to the public. If you would like to request any material on cancer, please contact us at the address below.


Contact Information

Nebraska Comprehensive Cancer Control Program
Nebraska Health and Human Services
301 Centennial Mall South PO Box 95026
Lincoln, NE 68509

Phone: (402) 471-2101
Fax: (402) 471-6446
Email: jill.savage@nebraska.gov

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