Hugh Jackman has disclosed that, following a recent checkup, he has been undergoing testing to determine whether or not he has skin cancer. The actor, who is best known for his role as Wolverine, has spoken publicly in the past about his battle with skin cancer. In 2013, he had his first skin cancer removed.
The actor, who is 54 years old and starred in “The Greatest Showman,” gave his fans an update on his health by posting a photo to Instagram in which he wore a plaster across his nose.
In the video shared on social media, he disclosed that his physician had observed “small things” on his skin that she believed warranted obtaining a biopsiy to investigate further.
The Australian actor said the following in the caption of his post: “You’ve heard me talk about my basal cell carcinomas in the past. If further discussion is required, I will continue to bring them up. Even if only one person remembers to apply sunscreen with a high SPF, I will consider it a success.
After that, in the brief video, Jackman stated that he wanted his fans to hear it from him in case “someone sees me on the street” sporting a bandage. He said that he wanted his followers to hear it from him in case “someone sees me on the street.”
He revealed, “I’ve just recently had two biopsies performed, and I just went to my doctor, Dr. Iron, who is fantastic, and she just saw some minor things.” In her opinion, a basal cell either may be there or it could not be present; she is unsure. I won’t know for sure for another couple of days, but as soon as I do, I’ll be sure to let you know. As a friendly reminder, basal cells are the least serious type of skin cancer there is. Basal cell carcinoma is the most common type of skin cancer. Nonetheless, if I may just use this occasion to bring it to your attention, summer will soon be here.
“For those of us who are located in the Northern Hemisphere, please remember to apply sunscreen; the potential risks are not worth it.” Trust me, believe me, trust me, regardless of how badly you desire a tan.”
Basal cell carcinoma does not normally spread. It most frequently takes the form of a tiny, bright pink or pearly-white lump that has the appearance of being translucent or waxy. Moreover, it may appear as a scaly red area on the skin.
Once he updated his followers on his health, several of his devotees expressed their gratitude to him for drawing attention to the illness.
One person said in the comment section underneath his video, “Praying it’s nothing. We are grateful that you are using your platform to assist others.
“I am grateful to you for this! Stage 3 melanoma survivor here. Before it happened to me, I had no idea how potentially life-threatening it could be. while someone else made a comment.
The actor best known for his role in Wolverine has spoken publicly about his battle with skin cancer in the past. He had his first skin cancer removed in 2013, and he has had at least six treatments since then.
The film was released by Jackman after it was reported the previous year that the number of people diagnosed with skin cancer in England had reached a record high, with around one in five people developing the disease at some point in their lives.
According to numbers that were analysed by NHS Digital and the British Association of Dermatologists, there were 224,000 cases of skin cancer diagnosed in England in 2019, and more than 1.4 million cases were diagnosed between the years 2013 and 2019.
According to the data, the number of reported cases increased by 26 percent, going from 177,677 in 2013 to 224,092 in 2019.
The majority of experts believe that the increase can be attributed to an ageing population as well as advances in how tumours are reported.