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'X-Men' Star Hugh Jackman Receives Skin Cancer Treatment for the Sixth Time

Playing 'X-Men' Star Hugh Jackman Receives Skin Cancer Treatment for the Sixth Time

Actor Hugh Jackman has announced that his skin cancer has returned yet again.

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The X-Men actor posted an image on Instagram with a bandage covering his nose Monday, announcing that the disease he has battled five times before had reemerged. However, he is fine.

 

Another basal cell carcinoma. Thanks to frequent body checks and amazing doctors, all is well. Looks worse with the dressing on than off. I swear! #wearsunscreen

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He wrote: “Another basal cell carcinoma. Thanks to frequent body checks and amazing doctors, all is well. Looks worse with the [bandage] on than off. I swear! #wearsunscreen.”

The actor has been treated for skin cancer six times.

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According to the American Cancer Society, 3.3 million Americans are diagnosed with skin cancer each year. Of those patients, eight out of 10 have basal cell carcinoma.

Jackman’s new movie, Logan, opens in theaters Friday.

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