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Hugh Jackman's Skin Cancer Affliction Has Been Treated For The Fifth Time

Update Date: Feb 10, 2016 06:21 PM EST
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On Monday, Hugh Jackman appeared on social media to explain that the skin cancer on his nose has undergone treatment again for the fifth time.

"An example of what happens when you don't wear sunscreen. Basal Cell. The mildest form of cancer but serious, nonetheless. PLEASE USE SUNSCREEN and get regular check-ups," the "Wolverine" actor captioned a bandaged post-op picture of himself on Instagram.

Worryingly, the 47-year-old was diagnosed with skin cancer for the fifth time since last November 2013, when his affliction for basal cell carcinoma was treated. At the time, he had put up a similar post-op bandaged photo showing symptoms of his illness and treatment.

"Deb [Deborra-Lee Furness] said to get the mark on my nose checked. Boy, was she right! I had a basil cell carcinoma," he wrote then.

Since then he launched Pure Sun Defense, meant as sunscreen for children in order to raise awareness about the dangers of skin cancer.

In a May 2015 interview, he had said, according to People. "It's always a bit of a shock just hearing the word 'cancer,'," he said, "Being an Australian, it's a very common thing. I never wore sunscreen growing up so I was a prime candidate for it."

"I go every three months for check-ups," he added. "It's the new normal for me. My doctor says I'll likely have more, and if that's your cross to bear in life, you should be so lucky."

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