Breast cancer is the most common non-skin cancer in women and the second leading cause of cancer death in women in the United States. Every woman is at risk, and this risk increases with age.
The good news is that breast cancer can usually be treated successfully when found early. Medicare covers screening that can find breast cancer before you or a doctor may be able to feel it. Because risk increases with age, it is important to continue with screening, even if you were screened before you entered Medicare.