Know the facts about cancer

Anyone can get cancer, but there are steps you can take to lower your risks:

* If you smoke - stop. Medicare covers smoking cessation counseling if you have an illness caused or complicated by tobacco use.

* Eat healthy and stay active.

* Protect your skin against sun damage.

* Get screened. Medicare covers the following screenings to help detect cancer early:

> Colorectal cancer screenings

> Mammograms

> Pap test and pelvic exams (including a clinical breast exam)

> Prostate cancer screenings

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