One in six men eventually develop prostate cancer. But many of those cases occur late in life, and men diagnosed after age 80 aren't as likely to die of the disease - cancer detected at that age tends to be slow-growing.
The test to get:
Men over 50 should have a digital rectal exam every year.
What you can skip:
There's increasing controversy over the value of the PSA, or prostate-specific antigen blood test, because results aren't always reliable.