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Will my health insurance cover the cost for prostate care?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Most comprehensive insurance policies cover tests for detecting prostate cancer and procedures for treating prostate cancer if it develops. Prostate cancer prevention involves one of two exams: a blood test or a rectal exam. Prostate cancer treatment includes surgery and/or radiation therapy. Many states are establishing laws to regulate health insurance coverage for prostate care and laws regulating coverage for preexisting conditions are changing, but each plan is different so you must talk to your provider about preventative and treatment options.

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