Prostate Cancer Exams
TRICARE covers exams and screenings for prostate cancer. Annual digital rectal exam and prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing may be offered to men who are:
- Age 50 years and older with at least a 10-year life expectancy
- Age 45 and older with a family history of prostate cancer in a father, brother or son who was diagnosed with prostate cancer at an early age (younger than age 65)
- African American, age 45 and older regardless of family history
- Age 40 and older with a family history of prostate cancer in two or more family members
A discussion between the beneficiary and his or her provider on the risks/benefits of PSA testing is encouraged.
This list of covered services is not all inclusive. TRICARE covers services that are medically necessaryTo be medically necessary means it is appropriate, reasonable, and adequate for your condition. and considered proven. There are special rules or limits on certain services, and some services are excluded.
Last Updated 3/20/2022