Hugh Jackman’s Skin Cancer Scare Means You Should Use SPF Or Feel The Wrath Of Wolverine! — PHOTO
If you don't listen to your doctor, maybe you'll listen to Wolverine. He is much scarier, after all. Hugh Jackman was treated for skin cancer for a second time on Thursday and posted a photo urging fans to take prevention seriously. In the Instagram photo, Jackman has a bandage on his nose and the caption "Another Basel Cell Carsinoma. All out now. Thanks Dr. Albom and Dr. Arian. PLEASE! PLEASE! WEAR SUNSCREEN!" accompanies the pic.
Jackman was previously treated for basal cell carcinoma in November 2013. At that time he posted a similar picture and wrote, "Deb said to get the mark on my 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!!!"
Basal cell carcinoma is a common form of skin cancer that is characterized by lesions that form on the deepest level of the epidermis. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, it is "usually caused by a combination of cumulative UV exposure and intense, occasional UV exposure." BCC rarely spreads beyond the original site, but "can be highly disfiguring if allowed to grow." Basically, you don't want it and sunscreen helps, so take Jackman's word for it and lotion up.