Economical issues hindering breast cancer screening and early detection


Breast cancer is one of the cancers susceptible to screening and early detection through clinical breast examination and mammography. The Department of Statistics of Jordan has estimated it in 2020; there are 1,140,460 women are eligible  40 years and above) for mammography screening where only 13,000 were screened, making it 1.14% of the eligible population. There are limitations to breast screening in Jordan is the cost of mammography. The average cost of the examination for the non insurance population is $70, which can burden an average Jordanian family compared to their monthly average wage $639. Stakeholders could be working on unifying an affordable cost of mammography examination across all private healthcare facilities in parallel.