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Hugh Jackman Urges Fans To “Use Sunscreen” After Latest Skin Cancer Scare (PHOTO)

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Hugh Jackman Skin Cancer

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Hugh Jackman Skin Cancer

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Hugh Jackman underwent treatment for skin cancer on Monday for the fifth time in the past two years. The actor posted an Instagram photo of his nose bandaged up, along with a message for fans to “PLEASE USE SUNSCREEN and get regular check-ups.” See a large version of the photo below.

Wearing a Band Aid across the bridge of his nose, the actor appears to have just had a growth removed. Jackman captioned the picture, “An example of what happens when you don’t wear sunscreen. Basal Cell. The mildest form of cancer but serious, nonetheless. PLEASE USE SUNSCREEN and get regular check-ups.” Basal cell carcinoma is a form of cancer in which small lesions grow on the skin. It’s typically caused by severe exposure to the sun, and while it’s rarely life-threatening, it can be disfiguring and destructive to skin tissue if left untreated.

As Gossip Cop reported, Jackman revealed he had a carcinoma removed from his nose for the first time in November 2013. He posted a photo of himself wearing a nose bandage post-procedure, along with a safety message for fans. The actor has published similar Instagram posts for his subsequent skin cancer treatments in May and October 2014, May 2015, and now for this latest scare. See below the new photo that Jackman posted of himself to spread awareness about skin cancer safety.

Hugh Jackman Skin Cancer

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