Hugh Jackman has been treated for skin cancer

By admin
22 November 2013

Wolverine actor Hugh Jackman has told fans he’s been treated for skin cancer after discovering a mark on his nose.

Hugh Jackman has been treated for skin cancer.

The Wolverine star posted a photograph of his bandaged nose on Instagram, explaining to fans he recently had skin cancer removed from his face.

The 45-year-old revealed it was his wife, Deborra-Lee Furness, who encouraged him to get the "mark" on his nose checked.

He wrote, "Boy, was she right! I had basil cell carcinoma.

"Please don't be foolish like me. Get yourself checked. And USE sunscreen!!!"

Fans were quick to wish the star a speedy recovery, with one posting, "I have had two melanomas removed and had to get lymph nodes checked to make sure it didn't spread. Scary stuff!! Healing thoughts for you!"

Another supportive fan wrote, "Thank God you caught it early."

According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, an estimated 2,8 million cases of basil cell carcinoma are diagnosed in the US each year, and it’s the most frequently occurring form of all cancers.

Treatment options include removing the tumour, radiation and topical medicine, among others.

Hugh and director James Mangold ? who helmed The Wolverine this year ? have entered negotiations with Twentieth Century Fox about returning for another instalment of the superhero franchise.

-Bang Showbiz

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