I'm female. Years ago, when I was about 19, I was watching a TV commercial, one of those infomercials to get you to call your Dr.
They asked a series of 10 questions. Things like:
-do you frequently wake up in the middle of the night to use the bathroom?
-do you often feel like you need to urinate?
At the end, I had answered yes to about 4 questions. And the narrator said "If you answered yes to 3 or more of these questions, you might have..."
And I was perched at the end of my seat. I was really worried about what I might have.
I knew I did not have prostate cancer as females do not have prostates. And I wondered how many men watching this commercial were totally freaking out thinking they have prostate cancer!
Years later, I found out I have a not rare genetic issue called interstitial cystitis and that's what causes my bladder to feel full all the time. After many expensive tests and failed medications with side-effects, I've found an herbal supplement for about $10 on Amazon that I take daily with water that gets rid of my problems with no side-effects.
But I still remember being so worried for a few seconds before the man said "prostate cancer."