Hugh Jackman calls for sunscreen use in cancer announcement

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An A-list actor is spreading the word about preventing cancer.

An A-list actor is spreading the word about preventing cancer.

Hugh Jackman has revealed he has a treatable form of skin cancer.

The 47-year-old Australian star posted a picture of himself on social media with a bandaged nose and the comment, "An example of what happens when you don't use sunscreen."

Jackman has had another bout with basal cell skin cancer.

This is his fourth time in two-and-a-half years.

He not only told fans to wear sunscreen, but also to get their skin checked.

It's an important message, especially in winter time, when most of our skin is out of sight.
"Being more bundled up is the fact that we're not looking at our skin as much so that a lesion on the skin could be not noticed because you're wearing so much more clothing," Dr. Brian Gastman of the Cleveland Clinic said.

Look for any changes in your skin including any new growths.

Moles with jagged edges or ones where one half doesn't match the other should be checked out.

Also look for any sore that doesn't heal, and reddish, irritated patches of skin.

Even in the winter, you should wear sunscreen on exposed skin.

Especially on sunny days and when the sun is reflecting off snow.

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