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Reader puts cancer statistics in perspective for county
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According to statistics published by the American Cancer Society (ACS) Cancer Facts and Figures 2015, the number of new cases of all types estimated in South Carolina is 25,550 and the number of estimated deaths in the state from all cancer types is 10,130. These numbers place South Carolina at 25 and 23 respectively among all states to include Washington, D.C. Nationally ACS estimated the number of new cases of all types at more than 1.658 million and estimated number of deaths from all types of cancer at 589,430. Cancer deaths annually rank just below coronary deaths as the leading cause of deaths nationally.