May 12, 2014 7:33 am

Hugh Jackman treated for cancerous growth

Hugh Jackman, pictured on May 10, 2014.

Mike Coppola

NEW YORK – Hugh Jackman has had another cancerous growth removed.

The 45-year-old actor attended the premiere of his latest film, X-Men: Days of Future Past Saturday with a bandage over his nose. He told The Associated Press he had a basal-cell carcinoma removed two nights earlier.

Jackman said learned the results of a recent biopsy earlier on Thursday and had it removed right after.

Basal-cell carcinoma is a slow-growing form of skin cancer. Jackman was treated for the same disease last year but said the prognosis was good: “It’s all out now.”

He urges others to “get checkups and wear sunscreen.”

© The Associated Press, 2014

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