September is dedicated to raising awareness about prostate health. Control-led portions of fruits, veggies, whole grains, and lean proteins combined with regular exercise help to improve and maintain prostate health. A high-fat diet and a sedentary lifestyle seem to contribute more to prostate cancer.

Your family history is also another essential part of prostate health. So scheduling routine exams with your family physician is necessary because early detections will increase treatment success.

Medicare covers digital rectal exams, and prostate-specific antigen (PSA) tests once every 12 months for men over 50. If you see a participating provider who accepts Medicare assignments, you will pay nothing for your annual PSA test. Medicare Part B will cover 100% of the approved amount, with no copay or deductibles. This screening is also part of your initial “Welcome to Medicare” visit and your “Annual Wellness” after that.

So please don’t forget to schedule your screening with your doctor.

Information sourced from: Medicare & You/