Hugh Jackman, an Australian actor, has returned to social media to share the good news that his most recent skin cancer tests were negative. “The results of my biopsies were negative!! As always, I appreciate the support, and I can tell! “he said on the message board.
This Thursday, the Wolverine actor discussed the results of recent medical tests he had to do. Jackman has undergone at least six skin cancer removal surgeries since his first in 2013.
The actor reminded fans always to use sunscreen with a high SPF, saying it doesn’t matter what time of year it is. To determine whether or whether the “small things which may be, or are not basal cell [carcinomas],” Jackman underwent the necessary tests.
Overexposure to the sun or tanning beds leads to basal cell carcinoma, non-melanoma cancer, with a low risk of metastasis. The National Health Service reports that treatment for non-melanoma skin cancers is effective in 90% of instances. More than 11,500 individuals in Australia are diagnosed with melanoma annually, and an estimated 434,000 are treated for various forms of skin cancer.