Hugh Jackman motivates his followers to wear sunscreen due to his Skin cancer disease
Hugh Jackman the famous actor recently had to go through Basel cell carcinoma, a skin cancer. Recently, he posted his picture on Instagram. The picture shows his nose with a bandage. Hugh added a note with the image saying that, he is fine now and thanks his doctors, but the dressing looks worse. He requested his followers to wear sunscreen to prevent them from skin cancer.
Jackman has different episodes of skin cancer and was first operated in 2013. Now again he had an operation. He explains that the cancer is the mildest form, but it’s really serious. BCC is very common in the U.S and according to an estimate there are 4 million patients with skin cancer every year. The cancer develops due to sun exposures for longer hours. BCC develops on skin parts which are exposed to the sun, like neck, face, nose, ears, and shoulders and sometimes back.
Doctors explain that different skin cancers develop when skin changes in the form of lesions, the skin growth. Such changes are though not cancer, but they can become cancer after some years of appearing.
The research shows that 40 to 50 percent fair skinned people develop one skin cancer including melanoma, basal cell carcinoma, or squamous cell carcinoma. The cancer is easy to treat if diagnosed early.
Mostly, people who spend much time in the sun have chances to develop skin cancer. Jackman grew in Australia, so perhaps that’s the reason behind his skin cancer. The actor said that he never used sun screen in his entire life that’s why he developed skin cancer. The biggest rate of skin cancer is in Australia that’s 2 to 3 times more than the U.S. According to a research, by the age of 70, two to three persons get cancer in Australia.
But, BCC does not reach other body parts and it’s also not life threatening, but people should not ignore it. If not treated in time the skin cancer would make your skin ugly, making the treatment difficult and expensive, said Michael Smith, MD, WebMD’s chief medical editor.
Smith advised that people should not be in the sun between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., because sunrays are very strong at that time. People should wear a full dress in the sun covering most part of the body.