Cancer is the second leading cause of death in America, taking more than half a million lives each year, according to the American Cancer Society. That's 1,500 lives lost each day. One in four Americans will succumb to the disease.
But not all states are created equally, according to a new national health survey by the United Health Foundation, American Public Health Association and the Partnership for Prevention.
The study doesn't explain why some states have more cancer deaths per 100,000 people than others. But if you want to know which are the 25 states that fared the worst, read on.