Jackman, 47, posted a photo on his Instagram account, showing
a bandage across his nose. It was the Australian actor's 5th
known basal cell carcinoma removal since 2013.
"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," Jackman wrote
on the Instagram post.
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.
Basal cell carcinoma is the most common form of skin cancer,
afflicting more than 90 percent of U.S. skin cancer patients.
Such carcinomas rarely spread, but if not removed, may damage or
disfigure the surrounding tissue.
(Reporting by Jill Serjeant; Editing by Bernadette Baum)
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