Hugh Jackman encouraged his fans and the rest to use sunscreen regularly with his photo in which he has a bandage nose following a post op.
Back in 2013, the world devoted to loving Hugh Jackman learnt to their utter shock that their favorite actor has been diagnosed with cancer. Hugh was very candid himself about the diagnosis when he thanked his wife, Deborra-Lee Furness.
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Deborra had encouraged Hugh to get a mark on his nose checked and due to her concern, Hugh’s basal-cell carcinoma was caught and diagnosed before it could do some serious damage.
Hugh underwent an operation to remove the affected cells. He took to explaining to the world that he had been raised in Australia where going out in the sun is such a routine thing that no one bothered to cover themselves with sunscreen or anything else. The result is basal cell carcinoma.
According to the U.S. oncologists, basal cell carcinoma is a frequently occurring condition that is diagnosed in a majority of citizens every year. The cancer is only life threatening if it remains untreated. It stays in the area of lesion and has to be removed frequently to avoid dis-figuration of the face.
That is what Hugh Jackman has been doing lately. Since November 2013 following his diagnosis, the actor has been paying frequent visits to the doctor every three months and he has lately gone through his fourth removal of basal cells from his nose in three years.
Hugh took the opportunity to post a picture of himself on Instagram with a nose on his bandage. He captioned the picture as well asking his fans to always wear sunscreen because if they don’t they will also develop basal cancer which is the mildest form of cancer but nonetheless deadly and painful.
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Hugh has been all about raising awareness for the disease. He has documented his post ops on Instagram to raise awareness among people about basal cell carcinoma.