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Hugh Jackman Gets Skin Cancer Treatment For The Fifth Time

Update Date: Feb 10, 2016 09:47 AM EST

X-men actor Hugh Jackman has revealed to fans his most recent struggle with basal cell skin cancer by posting a selfie after getting a treatment.

A recent picture of himself with a be-plastered nose appeared on his Instagram and Facebook page comes with a stern warning to fans.

"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," his post reads soon after he was treated for the fifth time since November 2013 as quoted in Yahoo News report.

The Australian actor has been open with his condition since he was diagnosed with the cancer two years ago after a visit to a doctor for a medical check-up on a spot that doesn't seem to get off his nose as mentioned in a Good Housekeeping article.

Jackman initially thought that the bloody spot on his nose was simply a movie injury he got from the wolverine claws he was wearing while filming 'X-Men: Days of Future Past.

"It's always a bit of a shock just hearing the word 'cancer'. Being an Australian it's a very common thing. I never wore sunscreen growing up so I was a prime candidate for it," the actor said as quoted by People. Since his diagnosis, Jackman endorsed Pure Sun Defense- a sunscreen brand for kids.

According to a CNN news article, 8 out 10 Americans are diagnosed with basal cell carcinoma, a mild form of skin cancer that is rarely fatal but may cause physical disfiguration if left untreated.

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