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X-Men Actor Has Cancer Growth Removed From Nose

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Actor Hugh Jackman has had a fifth cancerous growth removed from his face.

The X-Men star posted a picture on Instagram of his nose covered with a plaster and a caption: "PLEASE USE SUNSCREEN"

It is the fifth time in two years the 47-year-old has had a basal cell growth removed from his face.

He puts the repeated bouts of cancerous growths down to a childhood in Australia where sunscreen use was not encouraged.

The star has been vocal in urging people to use protection, even launching a range of creams for children, and has advised sun-worshippers to get several check-ups each year.

He wrote on Instagram: "An example of what happens when you don't wear sunscreen. Basal Cell.

"The mildest form of cancer but serious, nonetheless. PLEASE USE SUNSCREEN and get regular check-ups."

Basal cell carcinoma is the most common form of skin cancer, affecting more than 90% of US skin cancer patients.

The carcinomas generally do not spread but can damage surrounding tissue when removed.

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