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What to ask your doctor about prostate cancer tests

Men and women discussing prostate cancer

Here are some suggestions for questions you may want to ask your doctor

  • What tests are you going to do?
  • What are the tests looking for?
  • How reliable are the tests?
  • How long will I have to wait for the tests?
  • Are they painful?
  • Is there anything I need to do to prepare for the tests?
  • Can I bring someone with me?
  • Can I go home as soon as the tests are finished?
  • How long will the results take?
  • Who will give me the results?
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Updated: 20 February 2014