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Published: Fri, February 17, 2017
Culture | By Antonia Gonzales

Hugh Jackman removes sixth skin cancer


The "Logan" star, 48, was previously treated for basal cell carcinoma on his nose nearly exactly one year ago, with his rep noting that it was due to "years of not wearing sunscreen".

It is the sixth time the 48-year-old Australian actor has received treatment for basal cell carcinoma, the most common, and treatable, form of skin cancer.

The father-of-two added: "Thanks to frequent body checks and incredible doctors, all is well". "Looks worse w the dressing on (than) off!"

Basal cell carcinoma accounts for about 70 percent of non-melanoma skin cancers, the most common cancers in Australia, according to Cancer Council Australia. However, the results were a bit jaw-dropping as it turned out that he had basal cell carcinoma.

Actor Hugh Jackman has been treated for skin cancer again. He continued writing and suggested others get themselves checked to add Hugh is also advising people to wear sunscreen for direct exposure to the sun.

He posted a warning to fans on Facebook in February a year ago, writing: "An example of what happens when you don't use sunscreen".

It's not the first time Hugh Jackman has had cancer removed from his skin. "My make-up artist said, 'You've got a little spot of blood here on your nose'". "PLEASE USE SUNSCREEN and get regular check-ups".

Now, he goes for checkups every three months. I never wore sunscreen growing up so I was a prime candidate for it.

For more information on skin cancer, visit here. "It's the new normal for me".

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