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Hugh Jackman Skin Cancer Removed

Hugh Jackman has had surgery for skin cancer and the actor is now using social media to raise awareness of the importance of sun safety.

After the removal of a 5th basal cell carcinoma, Jackman has uploaded an image of himself to his Instagram account with his nose covered in a dressing. He captioned the image saying:

“An example of what happens when you don’t wear sunscreen. Basal Cell. The mildest form of cancer but serious, nonetheless”

Hugh said he had his first skin cancer removed in 2013 after his wife, Deborra-Lee Furness, suggested he should get a mole on his nose checked.

“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!!!”

In 2014 he said:

“I’m realistic about the future and it’s more than likely that I’ll have at least one more but probably many more, which is not uncommon for an Aussie particularly from English stock growing up in Australia where I don’t remember ever being told to put sunscreen on.”

Now he has regular skin checks – around every 3 months – and is urging everybody to use sunscreen and pay attention to regular skin checks.

Basal cell carcinomas are relatively common, accounting for about 70% of all non-melanoma skin cancers. About 95% are caused by sun exposure (UV rays). Although basal cell carcinoma is not invasive, the lesions can require treatment to prevent them developing into more aggressive skin cancers.

Mole Removal Surgery

Doctors at Mole Clinics offer mole removal treatment using laser mole removal techniques as well as excision surgery for larger lesions with no waiting lists. At Mole Clinics, all removed moles are sent away for testing and a report given for peace of mind.

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Cosmedics Skin Surgery Laser Clinic offer private mole removal at a selection of clinics based in London and Bristol. Moles are removed using the latest surgical techniques including laser mole removal; with trained doctors and surgeons.

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