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Hugh Jackman has another cancerous growth removed

  • CHARLES SYKES/INVISION/APHugh Jackman attends the "X-Men: Days of Future Past" world premiere on Saturday, May 10, 2014, in New York.
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    Hugh Jackman attends the "X-Men: Days of Future Past" world premiere on Saturday, May 10, 2014, in New York.

NEW YORK >> 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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