Medicare is a government-funded health insurance program for people 65 or older or who have certain disabilities. Learn more about Medicare and its coverage of services for the prevention, detection, and treatment of cancer in this section.

Medicare Coverage for Early Detection

Medicare pays for certain services for preventive health care and to find disease early, which includes a "Welcome to Medicare" physical exam. Medicare also covers the costs of some screening tests for breast cancer, cervical cancer, colorectal cancer, and prostate cancer. Find out more about coverage for these services here.

More Medicare Resources

  • - the official U.S. government site for Medicare
  • Medicare Interactive - a resource of the Medicare Rights Center, a national not-for-profit consumer service organization that works to ensure access to affordable health care for older Americans and Americans with disabilities.