Actor Hugh Jackman treated for skin cancer for sixth time

He first had a basal cell carcinoma removed in 2013 after his wife Deborra-Lee Furness told him to get a mark on his nose checked. Photograph:( AFP )

WION New Delhi, Delhi, India Feb 15, 2017, 05.29 AM (IST)

Hollywood actor Hugh Jackman has again called out to his followers to wear sunscreen after posting his sixth treatment for skin cancer.

The 48-year-old posted a picture of himself with a bandage over his nose on Twitter and Instagram.

The post read, "Another basal cell carcinoma. Thanks to frequent checks and amazing doctors, all’s well. Looks worse with the dressing on than off! WEARSUNSCREEN."

 

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Jackman has had at least six treatments for skin cancer, according to local media. 

He first had a basal cell carcinoma removed in 2013 after his wife Deborra-Lee Furness told him to get a mark on his nose checked, according to AFP.

Jackman has been treated several times since, including in February 2016.

Basal cell carcinoma is the most common form of skin cancer and can develop on parts of the body which receive high sun exposure.

More than 8 in 10 of the 3.3 million Americans diagnosed with skin cancer each year have basal cell carcinoma, according to the American Cancer Society.

(WION)