Local Statistics

How prevalent is cancer in Jordan?
Cancer is the second leading cause of death in Jordan after heart disease.
 
How many people are diagnosed with cancer in Jordan?
 
According to the latest issued statistics (2011 National Cancer Registry Report):
  • Cancer is the second leading cause of death in Jordan after heart disease.
  • The total of new cancer cases registered in Jordan in 2011 was 6,971. of them, 4,675 were Jordanian and 2,296 were non-Jordanian.
  • In 2011, the number of new cancer cases among Jordanians decreased by 246 cases, compared to 4,921 cases in 2010.
How many children in Jordan does cancer affect?
  • In 2011 207 cases of cancer below the age of 15 were reported.
  • In 2010, 194 cases of cancer below the age of 15 were reported. 
 
What are the most common cancers affecting Jordanians?
The top three most common cancers among males in Jordan are: colo-rectal (colon) cancer, lung cancer and U Bladder.
The top three most common cancers among females in Jordan are: breast cancer, colo-rectal (colon) cancer and thyroid.
 
 
 
What are the most common childhood cancers in Jordan?
The top three cancers that affect children in Jordan are leukemia, lymphoma and brain tumors. The chart above outlines the distribution of childhood cancers by age group and type.
 
 
Are cancer rates in Jordan higher than other countries?
No, cancer rates in Jordan are on par, and even lower in some instances, than other countries around the world. 
 
 
Where can I find more information about cancer statistics in Jordan?
For more information about cancer statistics in Jordan, the Ministry of Health publishes an Annual Report on the Incidence of Cancer. You can find past annual reports here:  http://www.moh.gov.jo