Hugh Jackman treated for skin cancer again

  • Hugh Jackman treated for skin cancer again

Hugh Jackman treated for skin cancer again

The "Logan" star, 48, was previously treated for basal cell carcinoma on his nose nearly exactly one year ago, with his rep noting that it was due to "years of not wearing sunscreen".

"Another basal cell carcinoma. Thanks to frequent checks & fantastic doctors, all's well", Jackman captioned a selfie on Twitter.

Cheekily, he added, "Looks worse with the dressing on than off".

48-year-old Australian actor Hugh Jackman, best known for playing the superhuman mutant Wolverine in the X-Men films, had his sixth skin cancer surgery yesterday. Basal cell. The mildest form of cancer.

According to the Cancer Society, skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in New Zealand.

Jackman has undergone treatment at least three times since revealing his skin cancer diagnosis in 2013.

He posted a warning to fans on Facebook in February past year, writing: "An example of what happens when you don't use sunscreen". "If you don't wear sunscreen before you're 10 that goes up by 50 per cent". He posted a photo online, saying his wife, Deborra-Lee Furness, had encouraged him to get the "mark" checked. Please don't be foolish like me.

"It's always a bit of a shock just hearing the word 'cancer, '" Jackman had said earlier.

Signing off, he wrote in all caps: "Wear sunscreen".

Jackman has been open about his battle against skin cancer in recent years. "My doctor says I'll likely have more, and if that's your cross to bear in life, you should be so lucky".