Several factors contribute to cancer rates, from personal habits and genetics to air pollution or groundwater quality in a given area. People experiencing social, economic, or environmental disadvantages are disproportionately affected by high cancer rates in certain regions—including access or barriers to early screening and care.

Cancer rates also fluctuate by jobs: Higher rates of cancer can be found among the meat industry, rubber manufacturing workers, and farmers.

Stacker compiled the counties with the highest cancer rates in Illinois using data from the CDC. Keep reading to see where in your state cancer cases are the most common.

Look: Counties with the highest cancer rates in Illinois

Stacker ranked the counties with the highest cancer rates in Illinois using data from the CDC.

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