Hugh Jackman warns fans as he shares update on cancer test results
The Greatest Showman star Hugh Jackman was chatting on The One Show after revealing he was awaiting a biopsy result earlier this week.
Hugh Jackman gave fans. an update on his health as he awaits the results of a biopsy – six years after his last treatment for skin cancer.
The 52-year-old actor was appearing on The One Show on Friday night when presenters Alex Jones and Gethin Jones decided to address “the elephant in the room” and ask the movie star for an update on his last skin check.
“I had a biopsy on my nose three days ago, I find out the next day or two if it’s something, maybe it isn’t,” he revealed via a video link.
“It’s the least dangerous form of cancer but I’ll let you know on social media,” the Australian actor promised viewers.
Hugh was first diagnosed with skin cancer in 2013 after doctors found basal cell carcinoma on his nose.
His most recent treatment for the disease dates back to 2015.
While discussing his experience with skin cancer, the X-Men actor begged his fans to “wear sunscreen” and get checked regularly.
“It’s definitely not my first, I’ve had five or six now. It’s pretty common when you have English parents and they take you to Australia and play cricket in the sun,” he said. he told Alex and Gethin when they asked him about his history of skin cancer.
“So wear sunscreen and have your skin checked,” he pleaded with fans.
Basal cell carcinoma is a type of skin cancer other than melanoma that, according to the NHS, can appear “as a small shiny pink or pearly white lump with a translucent or waxy appearance. It may also look like a red, scaly spot.
Skin experts say we should all learn how to apply sunscreen properly and be more careful to make sure we’re protected.
Johnathon Major of British Association of Dermatologists says, “Applying liberally half an hour before going out in the sun, and then again shortly after going out, is essential to ensure that you are completely covered and that the sunscreen has had time to absorb. the skin “.
Major adds, “” It should then be reapplied at least every two hours, as the protective filters can degrade over time. It should also be reapplied after any activity where it could be accidentally removed, such as swimming. Sunscreens Water resistant are not abrasion resistant and can therefore be accidentally removed if you dry off with a towel after swimming or sweating.
Solar safety tips to follow:
- Protect your skin with clothing and remember to wear a hat that protects your face, neck and ears
- Spend time in the shade between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. when the weather is nice
- When choosing a sunscreen, look for a high protection SPF (SPF 30 or higher) to protect against UVB rays, and the UVA circle logo and / or 4 or 5 stars UVA to protect against UVA rays.
- Apply plenty of sunscreen 15-30 minutes before going out in the sun, and reapply every two hours and immediately after swimming and towel-drying
- Keep babies and toddlers out of direct sunlight
For more information on sun protection, see ittakesseven.org.uk/skin-cancer-facts
The lump can get bigger, crusty, turn into a painless ulcer, or start to bleed – and anyone with such a mark on the skin is recommended to see a doctor.
Hugh was appearing on a BBC show to promote his latest film Reminiscence, an upcoming American science fiction film.
Due to problematic tech issues, the father-of-two’s screen frequently froze as The One Show hosts asked him about his latest project.
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Earlier this month, Hugh took to social media to talk about his latest health scare.
: “A few notes … please do skin exams often, please don’t think this won’t happen to you and most importantly wear sunscreen,” he said to his subscribers while removing a bandage that had already been applied. Ring.
“I just went to see Lisa and Trevor, my amazing dermatologist and doctors,” he continued.
“They saw something a little irregular, so they took a biopsy and had it checked. So if you see a picture of me with that, don’t panic. “
Talk about your treatments and diagnoses to People magazine In the past, the movie star has said, “It’s always a shock to hear the word ‘cancer’.
“Being an Australian is very common. I never wore sunscreen growing up, so I was a prime candidate for it. “