Australian actor Hugh Jackman has recently announced that he has undergone two biopsies due to the risk of developing basal cell carcinoma, a type of skin cancer that has haunted him for years.
In a video posted on Instagram, Jackman appears with a small bandage on his nose and informed his fans that he recently went to the doctor, who detected two small dots that “may or may not” be basal cells and so he underwent tests. “I’ll know in two or three days, and I’ll let you know.”
The 54-year-old actor, who is preparing to play Wolverine again in the film Deadpool 3, has undergone six surgical procedures to eliminate basal cell carcinomas since 2013. Jackman took advantage of the video to make a plea in favor of the use of sun protection creams to avoid this health problem.
“Summer is coming in the northern hemisphere. Please use sunscreen. It doesn’t matter how much they want to show off a tan. Believe me,” Jackman remarked.
Basal cell carcinoma usually appears as a slightly transparent spot on the head or neck and is believed to be caused by prolonged exposure to ultraviolet rays. Despite this, it is “in the world of skin cancers the least dangerous,” said the actor.
According to the NGO Skin Check Champions, Australia is the country in the world where its population registers the highest number of skin cancers, where two out of three people in the country present this type of pathology.
It is essential to take care of your skin and protect it from the sun’s harmful rays. Using sunscreen and avoiding prolonged exposure to the sun during peak hours is necessary to prevent skin cancer. Hugh Jackman’s announcement serves as a reminder to us all to prioritize our skin’s health.