- Actor Hugh Jackman revealed he had skin biopsied on his nose after doctors noticed something "a little irregular" while at an appointment with his dermatologist.
- The "Wolverine" star has battled skin cancer numerous times.
- Jackman encourages fans to get regular skin checks and to wear sunscreen.
Actor Hugh Jackman knows a thing or two about the need to get your skin checked for skin cancer. The "Wolverine" star posted a 30-second video of his recent biopsy on his nose. Jackman spoke with his medical mask on, before pulling it down to reveal a small, tan bandage covering the top portion of his nose.
“They saw something that was a little irregular, so they took a biopsy—getting a check,” he said of his dermatology visit in the clip, before adding "but they think it’s probably fine.".
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The actor was referring to a skin biopsy, in which doctors remove cells or tissue to examine—and ultimately determine—if the cells removed were cancerous.
The actor captioned the video with a serious warning to his followers. “A couple of notes…please get skin checks often, please don’t think it won’t happen to you, and, above all, please wear sunscreen,” he wrote.
This isn’t the actor's first time getting a skin biopsy, either. Jackman has previously shared his battle with skin cancer over the last few years via social media. The actor posted a photo in 2017 in which his nose was bandaged and with the caption, “Another basal cell carcinoma. Thanks to frequent body checks and amazing doctors, all is well. Looks worse with the dressing on than off. I swear! #wearsunscreen.”
According to the Cancer Council, basal cell carcinoma makes up about 70% of non-melanoma skin cancers. An estimated 2 in 3 Australians will be diagnosed with some form of skin cancer before they are 70 years old.
So do as Hugh says, wear sunscreen and get your skin checked often!