Hugh Jackman: Second Skin Cancer Diagnosis

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Hugh Jackman was treated for skin cancer last week for the second time. The X-Men: Days of Future Past star was diagnosed with basal cell carcinoma back in November as well. Back then he urged his fans to wear sunscreen as he clearly attributed his cancer to his lack of heeding his own advice.

Even though basal cell carcinoma is almost always curable when treated early, it isn't always easily recognized by those who have it. Fortunately the actor saw his doctor right away. Treatment is relatively quick and simple when caught in the earliest stages.

Jackman posted an Instagram photo of himself following this latest procedure to remove the skin cancer on his nose. He captioned the photo as follows:

"Another Basel Cell Carsinoma. All out now. Thanks Dr. Albom and Dr. Arian. PLEASE! PLEASE! WEAR SUNSCREEN!"

Hugh Jackman credits his wife Deborah-Lee Furness as the one who actually first noticed the suspicious spot on his nose and urged him to get it checked out right away.

The Wolverine star is noted for his acting success on the big screen and on Broadway, too. His film fans may be surprised to know that the actor has quite the talent for dancing as well as singing and acting. He won a Tony Award back in 2004 for his role as a gay songwriter in the Broadway production of The Boy from Oz.

The Tony Awards are in Hugh Jackman's future as well. He will serve as host for the 2014 Tony Awards. The special airs Sunday, June 8th at 8:00 P.M. on CBS.

Skin cancer is nothing to disregard. Everyone has been exposed to the sun and its damaging rays--even if sunbathing or significant outdoor activities were never a part of their lives. Perhaps heeding Hugh Jackman's warning should serve as a heads up for everyone as spring turns to summer weather in the next few weeks and outdoor activities will be in full swing. Prevention is key but early detection is also vital. Kudos to the actor for sharing his scare with his fans.

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Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.