HUGH JACKMAN CANCER HISTORY AND SURVIVAL STORY
Hugh Michael Jackman was born on October 12, 1968, in Sydney, Australia. He was 8 when his mother left the family, and he and his siblings were largely raised by their father.
Hugh Jackman is best known for playing Wolverine in the ‘X-Men’ film franchise.
He’s also known for starring roles in features like ‘The Prestige’ and ‘Les Misérables,’ as well as his stage work.
Jackman was diagnosed with Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC), a type of skin cancer in 2013
In February 2017, He received his sixth operation to remove traces of skin cancer from his face.
Jackman gets routine check-ups every three months. Having battled the disease six times, he feels this is important.
He urges fans and the public to get routine screenings and has not been quiet about his diagnosis.
We thank Hugh for sharing his journey and encouraging others to have routine screenings.
If he can do it, you can also.
What is Basal Cell Carcinoma?
- It is a type of skin cancer, mostly in the head and neck region as it is most exposed to the sun.
- It may present as pale irregular patches, reddish/pinkish bumps or projections, or open sores on the skin.
- Diagnosis is confirmed on skin biopsy.
- It usually doesn’t spread to other body parts and most cases can be cured.
- Hence, assessment of tumor spread to other areas and staging is not required.
- It is mainly divided into low-risk and high-risk.
- Curettage and electrodissection is preferred treatment for low risk disease.
- Treatment is usually done with surgery, but sometimes radiotherapy and topical agents may be required.