Prostate Cancer Screenings for Medicare Patients

Prostate Cancer for men is the breast cancer that women deal with on the scale of how it affects the population as a whole.  Men generally don’t like to have the procedure done because it is invasive and this doesn’t help to convince men, who generally don’t like medical procedures, to keep up with the screenings.  If you are trying to prevent any issues from popping up with your health it is definitely recommended, however, that you have this screening.

Prostate cancer screenings will help to detect prostate cancer before it completely sets in to your body and life. Medicare covers a digital rectal exam and Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) test once every 12 months for all men with Medicare over age 50.  This is a good sign to you that you should have the test done regularly if it is covered or recommended for such an extended period of time in your life.

 When it comes to paying for the exam there are some things that you should be aware of before you open up your wallet.  You pay 20% of the Medicare-approved amount, and the Part B deductible applies for the doctor’s visit. You pay nothing for the PSA test that is needed to diagnose you if you are possibly afflicted with the disease.  This is something that you shouldn’t debate, get tested to protect yourself.

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