Hugh Jackman has another cancerous growth removed

Hugh Jackman has another cancerous growth removed

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NEW YORK, NY - MAY 10: Actor Hugh Jackman attends the "X-Men: Days Of Future Past" world premiere at Jacob Javits Center on May 10, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

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by JOHN CARUCCI / The Associated Press

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Posted on May 11, 2014 at 7:16 PM

NEW YORK (AP) - Hugh Jackman has had another cancerous growth removed.

The 45-year-old actor attended the premiere of his latest film, “X-Men: Days of Future Past” Saturday night with a bandage over his nose. He told The Associated Press he had a basal-cell carcinoma removed two nights earlier.

Jackman said learned the results of a recent biopsy earlier on Thursday, and had it removed right after.

Basal-cell carcinoma is a slow-growing form of skin cancer. Jackman was treated for same disease last year but said the prognosis was good: “It’s all out now.”

But he urges others to “get checkups and wear sunscreen.”

He says he hopes kids will listen to X-Men character Wolverine, or at least the man who plays him, and be smart about their health.

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