Will Medicare pay for carcinoma of the gums?

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Will Medicare pay for carcinoma of the gums?


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Some treatment of the gums is covered by Medicare, even though "dental" care is not covered. If you receive surgery or other treatment on your gums from a physician, or if physicians often provide the same kind of care, then Medicare will cover it. Carcinoma is a serious disease that should be and almost always is treated by a physician, which means that Medicare will cover treatment for it regardless of where on your body it appears, in almost any circumstance.