Hi, even though it is rare for an young
person to have colon
cancer, it can happen. I am an 18-year female, and I noticed blood in
my stool for about 6 months before I said anything to my parents and doctor. The first doctor I went to told me I just had hemorrhoids without doing an exam. This was obviously not the case, because I would have felt hemorrhoids. My dad took me then to a different doctor who performed an exam and ruled out hemorrhoids.