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Hugh Jackman reveals 4th bout of skin cancer

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Hugh Jackman reveals another bout with skin cancer on Facebook. Facebook

X-Men actor Hugh Jackman has revealed that he’s had another bout of skin cancer, warning people in a Facebook post to always wear sunscreen.

In the post Jackman says, “An example of what happens when you don’t use sunscreen. Basal cell.”

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Jackman, 47, posted a photo of his face with a bandage covering his nose.

The Australian actor has had at least three previous incidences of basal-cell skin cancer, dating back to 2013.

Basal-cell carcinoma is rarely fatal, especially if caught early.

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According to the Canadian Cancer Society, BCC is the most common type of skin cancer, making up about 75 per cent of all non-melanoma skin cancers diagnosed. It mostly develops in sun-exposed areas, but it can develop anywhere.

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It is rare for BCC to spread to another part of the body, but it is possible to have more than one BCC at a time; having one BCC increases your risk of getting another.

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