When Hugh Jackman attended the latest X-men premier in early May, he was wearing one noticeable, new accessory – a white bandage on his nose. And it certainly wasn’t a fashion statement; rather, Hugh recently had a basal cell carcinoma removed from his nose.
The actor had this to say to 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…But the beauty of this is it’s all preventable, it’s just about getting proper check-ups. I can be typical man, a little lazy, I couldn’t be bothered and now I’m not lazy at all.”
We couldn’t agree with you more, Hugh! Skin cancer growths are a serious matter, as are regular check-ups, both with your doctor and on yourself at home. If you notice a skin growth or mole changing in color, diameter, border, bleeding, or in any other way, it’s important to get it checked immediately.
Celebrities are just like us – they even have basal cell carcinoma, too. While this skin cancer is slow growing, it can deform the nose, chin or other areas of the face when they are removed, leaving behind unsightly scars.
Learn more about basal cell carcinoma on our website, as well as about the other types of skin cancer, and what you can do to protect yourself. To schedule your New Haven dermatology appointment, call 203.865.7030 or email firstname.lastname@example.org