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Hugh Jackman treated for skin cancer for third time in 12 months

October 28, 2014
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Hugh Jackman has been diagnosed and treated for skin cancer for the third time in a year. A representative for the Hollywood star confirmed to E! News that Hugh recently underwent surgery for basal cell carcinoma, adding that the actor is "all good" now.

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It is the third time Hugh has been treated for the condition in the last 12 months; he previously had cancerous cells removed in November 2013, and again in May of this year.The 46-year-old has previously said he expects to have "many more" skin cancer scares.

Speaking at the Beijing premiere of X-Men: Days of Future Past in May, Hugh said: "I'm realistic about the future and it's more than likely that I'll have at least one more but probably many more, which is not uncommon for an Aussie particularly from English stock growing up in Australia where I don't remember ever being told to put sunscreen on."

The star said he was staying positive about his health, and was attending regular medical check-ups. "The beauty of this is it's all preventable, it's just about getting proper check-ups," he added. "I can be a typical man, a little lazy. I couldn't be bothered – and now I'm not lazy at all."

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