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4:22 pm, November 21st, 2013
Hugh Jackman was recently treated for skin cancer.
The Wolverine star shared the news on Thursday, posting an Instagram photo of his bandaged nose (see right) and explaining to fans what had happened after his wife Deborra-Lee Furness urged him to visit a doctor.
He wrote, “Deb said to get the mark on my nose checked. Boy, was she right! I had a [basal] cell carcinoma. Please don’t be foolish like me. Get yourself checked. And USE sunscreen!!!”
Basal cell carcinomas, typically caused by intense UV exposure, are rarely life-threatening, but can be disfiguring and destructive to tissue if left untreated.
We’re glad to hear Jackman got his checked out.
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