Less than six months after the removal of a cancerous growth on his nose, actor Hugh Jackman has had yet another brush with skin cancer.
The 45-year-old posted to Instagram Friday a photo of his heavily bandaged nose with the caption: "Another Basel Cell Carsinoma. All out now. Thanks Dr. Albom and Dr. Arian. PLEASE! PLEASE! WEAR SUNSCREEN!"
Jackman, star of the upcoming "X-Men: Days of Future Past,"urged fans last year during his first cancer scare to wear sunscreen and make a habit of routine skin checks with doctors.
“I’m an Aussie, we have to get checked but everyone should get checked," he said. "Particularly if you’re my age. If you’re 21 or older, you just go and get checked. It’s simple.”
"Deb said to get the mark on my nose checked," Jackman said of his wife Deborra-Lee Furness. "Boy, was she right! I had a basil cell carcinoma. Please don't be foolish like me. Get yourself checked. And USE sunscreen!!!"
According to SunSmart, some 750,000 Australians are treated for skin cancer every year. In the U.S., it's the most common form of cancer with more than 3.5 million skin cancers in over two million people diagnosed annually.
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