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Iowa Cancer Data

What does cancer "look like" in Iowa? The following resources help answer that question by providing data about cancer in our state.

Cancer in Iowa Report

The 2017 Cancer in Iowa Report from the State Health Registry of Iowa

Each year, our partners at the State Health Registry release a report that provides an overview of the state of cancer in Iowa, with estimates of incidence and mortality for the year.

Click here to download the 2017 report, which includes a special section about liver cancer in Iowa.

Iowa Cancer Facts & Figures


The American Cancer Society, the Iowa Cancer Consortium, the State Health Registry of Iowa, and the Iowa Department of Public Health collaborated to produce these summaries of cancer in our state in 2014.

Summary documents include:

Iowa Cancer Maps 2.0


View GIS-smoothed maps of incidence, late-stage, and mortality rates for breast, lung, and prostate cancers over three time periods. Incidence maps are also available for cervical cancer and non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

View the maps at


Cancer Rates by Iowa County


The Iowa Cancer Registry provides age-adjusted invasive cancer incidence rates in Iowa by county for 2006-2010.

Access the searchable database at

NCI State Cancer Profiles

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) provides dynamic views of cancer statistics for prioritizing cancer control efforts in the nation, states, and counties. Quick profiles are available by state and cancer site.

Access the data at

Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides state surveillance data for various risk factors by year.

Access the searchable database at

Iowa County Health Rankings

County Health Rankings takes data down to the county level to show how communities are doing and where they can improve on health.