Hugh Jackman, the Wolverine actor, has come out to tell his followers to always wear sunscreen. The actor has been recently treated after being diagnosed with basal cell carcinoma.
– Basal cell carcinoma is a common form of skin cancer caused by long-term exposure to the sun of areas such as face, neck, shoulders, back, ears and nose.
– Staying away from the sun especially between 10 am and 4 pm when the rays are strongest will reduce the risk of basal cell carcinoma.
– The 48-year-old actor has previously undergone surgery to treat skin for other basal cell carcinomas.
“Left untreated, they will continue to grow and can become quite disfiguring. That also makes treatment much more difficult, requiring more extensive surgery to remove.”
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Mike Dilkes MS FRCS(ORL-HNS), FRCSEd, FRCS
Mike Dilkes ENT is based in Central, North, East and South London. Most of our consultations and treatments are carried out either at The Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth or The London Independent Hospital. The Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth is one of London's biggest and most prestigious private hospitals.
It is in St Johns's Wood, a leafy area of the west end, just north of Harley Street and Regent's Park. The London Independent Hospital is in Stepney Green, hidden away just behind Mile End Road, just to the East of the City of London. Formally The London Jewish Hospital, it is a purpose built modern building with full facilities, beautifully appointed rooms, state of the art laser systems and, in case anything goes wrong (it really shouldn't), a fully covered Consultant 24 hour ward and Intensive Care presence - the only private hospital in London to have this.