Cancer Kills in Southwest Ohio

Just for a moment, picture the people most precious to you. Now think about how cancer may have touched one or more of them—even your own life. Then you begin to understand how this disease and its sometimes devastating impact unites so many of us.

The good news in Ohio, and across the country, is that fewer people have been dying from cancer since 1990. The bad news is that Ohio’s cancer death rate is 8 percent higher than that of the nation as a whole.

Lung cancer remains the leading killer for both men and women in Ohio. The next most frequent killers are prostate cancer in men and breast cancer in women. When an Ohioan is diagnosed with a new case of cancer, it is most likely to be one of these three.