Hugh Jackson is once again appearing in public with his nose bandages after having yet another basal cell carcinoma removed from his nose. The star of X-men took to Twitter and was asking his fans to protect their skin with sunscreen following his surgery.
He reminded fans that it was due to frequent checks and amazing doctors that he’s well. This is Hugh’s second carcinoma surgery. He said his first run in with this cancer surfaced while filming X-Men: Days of Future Past. He had noticed blood on his nose and assumed he had scratched it in a filming fight. It was his make-up artist who bugged him to get it checked.
Doctors say basal cell can look like psoriasis or eczema at first. It can appear as a scar-like area that is white, yellow or waxy and often has irregular boarders. The skin appears shiny and taut. It then develops into an open sore that bleeds, oozes or crusts and remains open for a few weeks. It will heal and then bleed again. It is common that it appears as a non-healing sore in the early stages.
BCC”s can be easily removed and treated in the early stages. If left untreated they will not spread to vital organs but can cause disfigurement and sometime cause nerve or muscle damage.
If removed in early stage only minor marks or scars will be left. If removed in late stages and the tumors are deep, skin grafts may be necessary for cosmetic reasons and proper healing.