Among Montana residents, cancer is the second-leading cause of death, after diseases of the circulatory system, such as heart disease and stroke. Each year, approximately 5,600 Montanans are newly diagnosed with cancer, and an average of 1,900 Montanans die from the disease. Furthermore, it is estimated that 53,000 Montana residents are cancer survivors.
Montana’s cancer burden is comparable to the United States as a whole for all cancer sites combined and for many individual sites. However, more can be done to reduce the burden of cancer in Montana.
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