Hugh Jackman reveals second cancer scare: “Please get yourself checked”

Hugh Jackman has revealed he has been treated for skin cancer for the second time in less than six months


by Kayleigh Dray |
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The Wolverine actor posted a photo of himself on Instagram with a small bandage on his nose.

Hugh Jackman revealed: "Another Basel Cell Carsinoma [sic]. All out now."

The actor went on to thank his doctors for their work, but took a moment to remind fans of the importance of sun safety.

He said: "Huge thanks to Dr. Arian and Dr. Born for operating on my nose until 10.20pm


Hugh Jackman has a basal cell carcinoma removed last November and, at the time, he revealed that it was his wife Deborah-Lee Furness who had spotted the dangerous cancer cells.

"Deb said to get the mark on my nose checked. Boy, was she right! I had a basil cell carcinoma."

"Please don't be foolish like me. Get yourself checked. And USE sunscreen!!!"

Basal cell carcinomas, typically referred to as BCCs, often look like open sores, red patches, pink growths, shiny bumps, or scars.

They are caused by intense UV exposure, which is why sunscreen is so important, but they are rarely life-threatening. However they can be highly disfiguring and destructive to tissue if left untreated, which is why it's SO important to get them checked quickly.

We're glad that Hugh Jackman is raising awareness of skin cancer - and, more importantly, that he has had his treated.

Have you ever been treated for a BCC?

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