Yes. Did you know that 65% of women Medicare age do not take advantage of yearly mammograms or cancer screening and that it is a covered benefit? And men over the age of 50 do not take advantage of a CEA blood test which gives early detection of prostate cancer. Early detection gives you more options in treatment and can save your life.
Some women worry that the surgery will make breast cancer spread by cutting loose cancer cells, or exposing them to open air. These factors do not make cancer spread.
Some types of cancer (including melanoma and cancers of the breast, ovary, prostate, and colon) tend to occur more often in some families than in the rest of the population. It is often unclear whether a pattern of cancer in a family is primarily due to heredity (due to gene mutations), factors in the family environment or lifestyle, or just a matter of chance. Most cancer causing gene changes are the result of factors in lifestyle and environment. However, some alterations that may lead to cancer are inherited and may be passed from parent to child. This does not mean you are certain to develop cancer; it means that the risk is increased.
Yes.. For those Medicare beneficiaries with low incomes. These beneficiaries are eligible for up to $600 in benefits and can get their initial $30 discount card enrollment fee paid for. To qualify, you must earn less than $2,569 a year or $16,862 for couples. You may apply for such “transitional assistance” at any time. A lot of changes are happening in health care so it is best to pay attention to the issues that may affect you or your loved ones and know the people we put into office have our best interest at heart.