BEACON TRANSCRIPT – The popular Hollywood actor, most noted for his role as Wolverine, in the X-Men series, has recently posted a message on his Instagram account, warning his fans about the danger of skin cancer. Hugh Jackman was operated for skin cancer for the fourth time, and his doctors declared that the actor is out of the woods.
As stated, this isn’t the first time Hugh Jackman was operated for skin cancer. In fact, we were first diagnosed and treated for this disease in November 2013, when his wife observed that he had a nasty looking spot on his nose.
Pressed by his wife, the famous actor went to the doctor for a routine check-up. Back then, the doctors in charge of Jackman’s case diagnosed him basal-cell carcinoma, a mild form of skin cancer, which is very common in people who don’t use sunscreen.
Up until now, Hugh Jackman was subjected to no less than 4 surgical interventions, to remove the malignant tumor from his nose area. Jackman was subjected to the last surgical intervention on Monday, and his doctors declared that the procedure was successful. They’ve managed to clear out all the tumor, and the margins of looks fine, meaning that the tumor did not metastasize too much. During the same surgical interventions, the surgeons also removed several basal cancer cells from the actor’s shoulder.
For now, the actor is recuperating, and chances are that he will eventually make a full recuperation. In celebration of his latest victory against cancer, the 47-year old actor, posted a picture on his Instagram account. With a little bandage on his nose, a witty smirk on his face, the actor who played Wolverine stated that his is basically what happens when you choose to ignore the importance of sunscreen.
Moreover, the celebrated actor took it upon himself to warn others about the risks of skin cancer. Also, the actor declares himself guilty as charge when it comes to not wearing any sunscreen, even if he grew up in Australia.
Hugh Jackman posted his first photo after the first intervention which took place in 2014. The doctors in charge of Jackman’s case said that the actor is pretty lucky given the fact that the actor’s treatment consists in a routine removal of cancer mass.
According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, approximately 3 million US citizens are diagnosed with basal cell carinoma each. While this form of cancer is milder compared to other forms of skin cancer, if left unchecked and untreated it is capable of actually disfiguring a person.