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The Health and Welfare of Rural and Urban Cancer Survivors in Missouri

Cancer TypeUrbanRural
Breast20.817.3
Female gynecological (cervix, endometrial, ovarian)15.225.1
Colorectal7.24.3
Leukemia/lymphoma7.56.9
Melanoma11.716.5
Prostate15.912.2
Other20.815.3
Don’t know/refused12.5


Figure.
Proportion of cancers among urban and rural cancer survivors, by cancer type, Missouri Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 2009–2010. Other cancer includes bladder, head/neck, esophageal, liver, pancreatic, stomach, testicular, lung, renal, bone, brain, neuroblastoma, and all other cancers.

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