Skin cancer scare for Wolverine actor

By admin
22 November 2013

On screen he’s one of the toughest characters around but the actor who plays Wolverine is as vulnerable as the rest of us. Hugh Jackman recently found out he had a cancerous mark on his nose.

Hugh (45) shared a photo of his face with a bandage on his nose on Instagram. His wife, Deborra-Lee, urged him to get the mark on his nose checked.

“Boy, was she right! I had a basil cell carcinoma. Please don't be foolish like me. Get yourself checked. And USE sunscreen!!!,” he said on Instagram.

Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is the most common skin cancer. With BCC the cancerous cells grow on the surface of the skin. If the skin cancer is not treated immediately, it can be disfiguring.  More than one out of every three new cancers are skin cancer and most of them are BCCs.

BCCs are caused by overexposure to the sun on any part of your body such as your face, shoulders or back. Exposure to radiation also causes BCCs.

To diagnose BCC you need to go in for a biopsy, a medical test done by taking a sample of a tissue from the body to examine it. CLICK HERE FOR MORE ON SUN PROTECTION.   Sources: Sky news; mayoclinic.com; skincancer.org -Katlego Mkhwanazi (@Mkatlie) 

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