Hugh Jackman Reveals He Has Skin Cancer Via Instagram PhotoBy: Tobias Roth - November 22, 2013
Hugh Jackman recently had a serious scare, and got treated shortly afterward. It appeared that he had skin cancer after his wife, Deborah-Lee Furness, noticed an odd looking mark on his nose.
He was treated, and after having a bandage on his nose, he posted a picture to Instagram for everyone to see, and he took the opportunity to warn others. The power of social media has struck again, and allowed him to share the scary news with all of his fans.
The actor who is known primarily for his role as Wolverine in the X-Men franchise, had skin cancer, and if he had not been checked out at the time that he was, it is likely that it could have gotten much worse.
The facial mark that his wife noticed was recently treated for cancer cells, and he was diagnosed with basil cell carcinoma, which is a common form of skin cancer.
The malignant tissue seems to have been removed through a simple procedure, but Hugh Jackman will be forever grateful to his wife for noticing the mark, otherwise it could have been much more serious.
He is certainly thankful to his wife for noticing the mark, and on his Instagram, he captioned the picture with “Deb said to get the mark on my nose checked. Boy, was she right!” He also urged all of his fans to get checked, and to use sunscreen.
It can certainly be a problem for people, and especially people that live in places such as Los Angeles where they go to the beach, and it is sunny a lot of the time.
The use of social media has become very useful for celebrities, and everyone else, as it allows them to quickly announce big news like this to everyone at once. It also allows for many people to comment and show their sympathy for the person in one place.
Hugh Jackman was diagnosed with the most frequently occurring form of all types of cancer, but luckily for him, it seems to have been able to be taken care of easily. It was certainly a scare for him and his wife, and this should make him more aware of what he is doing in the future, as he takes the time to advise all of his Insagram followers to do the same.
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