Going to the doctor can be intimidating. You might feel rushed and forget to ask questions that are important. It's always a good idea to know what to ask beforehand and to take notes while with the doctor. Some of the questions below may be worth asking. Print out this page and take it with you to your next appointment.
1. How reliable are digital rectal exams and prostate specific antigen (PSA) tests?
His father's prostate cancer changed tennis legend John McEnroe, who turned
50 in February. McEnroe used to have at least one thing in common with ordinary
guys: He rarely saw a doctor or gave his own health a lot of thought. That all
changed five years ago, when his dad, now 74, was diagnosed with prostate
"It really raised my awareness level," says the four-time U.S. Open champ.
He scheduled his first prostate-specific antigen test -- a screening test for
prostate cancer that's also...