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Cancer treatment per patient costs on average JD30,000 — KHCC head

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AMMAN King Hussein Cance rCenter (KHCC) Director-General Asem Mansour said that cancer patient treatment in Jordan costs, on average, JD30,000 per year, with 60 percent of the total amount going to medicine and other medical supplies. اضافة اعلان

Some medicine, he added, can cost up to JD100,000 and, in some cases, JD200,000.

The cost of treatment varies depending on the type and stage, he added. It also increases annually by 6 percent globally, he said.

Concerted efforts and strategies are needed to continue treatment processes, he said.

In 2022, the KHCC treated 6,800 cancer patients; 6,100 of which were treated at the center, while 700 were treated at the Samih Darwazah Cancer Center at Al-Bashir Hospital, which KHCC supervises, a local media outlet reported.

Cancer recovery rates in cases of early detection, he said, stand at 90 percent, which is in line with global rates. He added that the rate can vary depending on the type of cancer.

When it comes to late detection, Mansour said that the focus shifts to improving quality of life rather than treatment, especially if cancer has spread to other parts of the body.

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