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Hugh Jackman Reveals Skin Cancer Scare

Thursday, 21 Nov 2013 05:23 PM

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Hugh Jackman revealed to his 231,000 Instagram followers that he suffered a skin cancer scare, according to The Daily News.

The 45-year-old actor said a biopsy determined a spot on his nose was basal cell skin cancer,
a common, treatable form of the disease that is not as dangerous as deadly melanoma.

Editor's Note:Knowing these 5 cancer-causing signs is crucial to remaining cancer-free for life

He said his wife Deborra-Lee Furness urged him to have a doctor examine the blemish.

"[She] said to get the mark on my nose checked," he posted Thursday with a picture of his bandaged nose.

"Boy, was she right! I had a [basal] cell carcinoma. Please don't be foolish like me. Get yourself checked. And USE sunscreen!!!"
 
A photo of the star taken backstage at the Broadway production of "Big Fish" on Nov. 13 clearly shows s small blemish on the bridge of his nose, The Daily News reported.
 
Basal cell carcinoma is usally attributed to sun exposure. It rarely spreads, but untreated can cause disfigurement.
 
Nearly 3 million cases of the condition are diagnosed in the U.S. every year.
 


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