AUSTIN, Texas — More than 20,000 new cases of cancer were diagnosed in Texas in 2017, a significant increase over the past three years.
The latest figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that the state had 1,914 new cases in January of this year, compared to 812 in December.
The state’s overall cancer rate was 1.1 cases per 100,000 residents.
The number of new cancer cases was the highest since 2013.
The state has also seen an uptick in deaths from cancer, which has climbed more than 7 percent since 2015.
As for the rate of deaths from all cancers, it was the lowest since 2005, when the state recorded 1.5 deaths per 100 million residents.
According to the latest figures released by the CDC, the state has had 2,942 new cancer diagnoses in 2017.
This is a decrease from the 2,960 new cases reported in the previous year.
The total number of deaths is up from 6,543 in 2016.
In the past year, Texas has experienced more than 400 new cases and more than 1,000 deaths from cancers.
In 2017, there were more than 100,600 new cancer infections, with 6,971 deaths.
This is the fourth consecutive year that the number of cancer cases has exceeded the number that died from cancer.