Blog: Cancer Insurance

While your mental, emotional, and physical health are of the utmost importance, cancer can be expensive. What will Medicare cover if you are diagnosed with breast cancer?

Many Medicare-eligible individuals are concerned about the risks of cancer, and with that, the potential costs associated with it. So, what does Medicare cover?

The lifetime probability of any of us getting cancer is 1 in 3 (almost 40% for men and 38% for women). Odds are you know someone who has suffered from cancer, and not only is cancer hard on our bodies, but it’s hard on our finances.

Medicare covers about 80% of medically-necessary cancer costs. Only 38% of costs associated with having cancer are considered medically-necessary. What gives?

Once you reach Medicare age, you might think that cancer bills would be covered. But the fine print says otherwise.

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