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Hugh Jackman has shared an update on his biopsy after skin cancer fears.
Update on my biopsy. It came back inconclusive. The worst it can be is a Basel Cell Carcinoma (BCC) which is very treatable. When I'm done filming it'll be rechecked. I know I'm repeating myself but ... please get a skin check and wear sunscreen. Thank you all for the support. pic.twitter.com/0RiTRs5deA
- Hugh Jackman (@RealHughJackman) August 8, 2021
In the video Jackman said: "Thank you everyone for your incredible support. I got so much support for the biopsy I just had.
"I promised I'd keep you updated.
"It actually came back inconclusive, which means they didn't quite take enough because I'm about to start filming, so we didn't want to go to deep."
Thankfully it seemed that Jackman and his team weren't overly concerned with the results.
He added: "We meaning Lisa and Trevor my doctors, they're not that worried.
"What did come back makes them not worry.
"So if it's anything it's a Basal Cell Carcinoma, which is not threatening really but needs to be taken care of.
"I'll get another biopsy when I'm finished filming in about two months and I'll let you all know.
"Wear sunscreen, get a skin check whenever you can. Thanks for your support, means a lot."
The video was posted today (8 August) and has already received plenty of support from his fans.
One user wrote: "Hugh I'm glad you're okay, we really get too scared, never stop doing the checks, they are necessary!! It is true that sometimes people tend to think that they will not have anything and in reality if they do, it is really necessary to consult the doctor."
Whilst another added: "Thank you so much for the update Hugh and hopefully once you're finished filming you can get back and have it removed. Stay safe and thanks again for reminding us all to wear sun screen and get checked regularly."
Jackman has had several Basal Cell Carcinomas removed in the past, starting in 2013.
Last week, he shared on Twitter that he'd been for the recent biopsy, telling fans: "Go and get a check and wear sunscreen. Don't be like me as a kid, just wear sunscreen."
A couple of notes: please get skin checks often, please don't think it can't happen to you and, above all, please wear sunscreen. pic.twitter.com/MqqdxlM4C3- Hugh Jackman (@RealHughJackman) August 2, 2021
According to The British Skin Foundation: "A basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is a type of skin cancer.
"There are two main types of skin cancer: melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer. BCC is a non-melanoma skin cancer, and is the most common type (greater than 80%) of all skin cancer in the UK. BCCs are sometimes referred to as 'rodent ulcers'."
It added that exposure to the sun and use of sunbeds are the most common causes of BCC.
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