Student diagnosed with extremely rare cancer after

A college freshman was shocked to be diagnosed with an incurable cancer after mistaking the symptoms for an INGROWN HAIR.

Michael Croteau, 21, was diagnosed with pseudomyogenic hemangioendothelioma (PHE), an extremely rare cancer that affects just one in one million people, according to the EHE Foundation.

The student started experiencing tightness in his right knee and quadriceps during summer 2017 and developed what he believed was an ingrown hair on his right thigh that September.

Michael and his mum Susan Williams, 52, a nurse, became concerned as the mass began to grow and started to appear infected when he returned to college after Christmas.