TRICARE covers:

  • Total mastectomy for patients at increased risk of developing breast cancer or if already diagnosed with breast cancer.
  • Subcutaneous mastectomy as an alternative treatment for non-cancerous breast diseases for patients who are not at high risk for breast cancer.

TRICARE doesn't cover subcutaneous mastectomy to prevent or treat breast cancer.

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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 6/18/2020