Date: 22nd November 2013
Australian actor Hugh Jackman revealed Thursday that he had been treated for skin cancer, posting a picture of himself with a plaster on his nose.
The Oscar-nominated Hollywood star warned Twitter followers to have suspicious marks checked and to use sunscreen.
"Deb said to get the mark on my nose checked," he wrote on his Twitter account, referring to his wife Deborra-Lee Furness.
"Boy, was she right! I had a basil (sic) cell carcinoma. Please don't be foolish like me. Get yourself checked. And USE sunscreen!!!" he wrote, with a link to an Instagram picture of himself.
Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is the most common form of skin cancer, with over 2 million cases diagnosed in the United States every year, according to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD).
It usually develops on skin exposed to the sun such as the head, neck and back of hands, but is especially common on the face and nose. People who use tanning beds have a much higher risk of getting it.
Source: Press Release