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article imageHugh Jackman has not written off cancer completely

By Nicole Weddington     May 18, 2014 in Entertainment
Hugh Jackman recently announced that he expects to see more cancerous skin growths in the future, even after a second successful surgical procedure on this nose.
He shared this news during a promotional appearance in Beijing for the upcoming “X-Men: Days of Future Past” release.
The 45-year-old had surgery in the U.S. earlier this month to extract basal-cell carcinoma from his face. He was previously treated for the same in November 2013.
Basal-cell carcinoma is a form of skin cancer that is slow growing and can be contained if diagnosed early. There may be skin blemishes from the condition which can be treated using Fraxel laser skin resurfacing.
Jackman is father to two and remains hopeful that careful monitoring and preventive measures will keep things under control and not flare up into an unmanageable situation.
In Beijing, he told The Associated Press, "I'm realistic about the future and it's more than likely that I'll have at least one more but probably many more, which is not uncommon for an Aussie particularly from English stock growing up in Australia where I don't remember ever being told to put sunscreen on."
He added: "But the beauty of this is it's all preventable, it's just about getting proper check-ups."
In an effort to emphasize the importance of preventative measures, the actor posted a picture of himself, with nose plastered, courtesy of Instagram, urging followers to take heed of protective measures. Wearing sunscreen is essential to protecting ones skin from cancer.
On a different social media front, he tweeted: "Another Basel Cell Carsinoma [sic]. All out now. Thanks Dr. Albom and Dr. Arian. PLEASE! PLEASE! WEAR SUNSCREEN!"
The latest installment in the X-Men saga will be released on May 23 in both China and the United States. The all-star cast includes Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry, and Patrick Stewart. This will be the seventh film in the mutant superhero blockbuster franchise that, in its entirety, has grossed $2.3 billion worldwide.
While Jackman had previously announced he would not appear in future X-Men movies after the one slated for 2017, he did share that, "I think I might have overplayed my hand a little bit by saying I'm almost sure that the next one will be my last."
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