Many insurance plans, including Medicare, include prostate cancer screening

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness month.

During Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, talk to your patients about their risk and screening options.

About 1 in 8 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime. Prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer diagnosed in men, and the second leading cause of cancer deaths in men.

The American Cancer Society’s estimates for prostate cancer in the United States for 2022 are:

  • About 268,490 new cases of prostate cancer
  • About 34,500 deaths from prostate cancer

Many insurances, including Medicare, covers prostate cancer screenings.

For more information, visit the CDC Prostate Cancer webpage or National Cancer Institute Prostate Cancer webpage.

Also, check out theses Medicare Resources:

Eligibility (PDF)

Prostate Cancer (PDF) data snapshot

Get information for your patients: Prostate cancer screenings