Hugh Jackman Gets Fifth Skin Cancer Growth Removed

Hugh Jackman undergoes fifth skin cancer treatment, urges everyone to use sunscreen. 

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Hugh Jackman undergoes fifth skin cancer treatment (Photo: Instagram/<a href="">thehughjackman</a>)

X-Men star Hugh Jackman said on Monday he had another skin cancer growth removed from his nose, and urged people to wear sunscreen.

Jackman, 47, posted a photo on his Instagram account, showing a bandage across his nose. It was the Australian actor’s fifth known basal cell carcinoma removal since 2013.

Jackman, who also starred in the movie musical Les Miserables, has, in the past, attributed his condition to not having used sunscreen while growing up in Australia.

He now gets checkups every three months and has launched a range of sunscreens for children.

The actor has also posted selfies of his bandaged face from his previous procedures.

Basal cell carcinoma is the most common form of skin cancer, afflicting more than 90 percent of US skin cancer patients. Such carcinomas rarely spread, but if not removed, may damage or disfigure the surrounding tissue.

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