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Hugh Jackman Has Skin Cancer Removed For The Sixth Time

Arin Spits / February 15, 2017

If Hugh Jackman was a cat, he’s likely running out of lives. On Monday, February 13th, 2017, the X-Men star announced to his 9.8 million followers that he had another case of basal cell carcinoma. He used the hashtag #wearsunscreen as a gentle reminder that it’s better to be safe than sorry. It seemed to work because according to Google Trends, the term ‘basal cell carcinoma’ saw a dramatic uptick after the post.



The Logan actor is a father of two and his first case of skin cancer was back in 2013 when his wife suggested that he check the mole on his nose. In Jackman’s case, his cancer is usually limited to the original tumor site and unlikely to spread. Basal cell carcinoma is the most commonly treated skin cancer, but left untreated can be extremely dangerous.


Although they are usually slow in growth, rare cases have the cancer spread to other parts of the body and that’s when it’ll become life-threatening.


To avoid this yourself, it’s best to get that sunscreen out when you’re getting ready to get some sun. UV tanning beds should be avoided at all costs.


Featured image via independent (Rob Latour/Variety/REX Shutterstock)