It takes a lot for The Wolverine
to beg, but Hugh Jackman’s
doing just that.
The 45-year-old actor revealed on his Instagram account Thursday that he had to have another spot of skin cancer removed. So he is pleading with his fans to “PLEASE! PLEASE!” put on sunblock to help avoid the disease.
A, B, C, D, E'S
What to Look For:
ASYMMETRYeach half of the mark looks different.
DIAMETERas a rule, larger than the size of a pencil eraser head (about 1/4”).
ELEVATIONdoes the mark feel raised from your skin?
Skin cancer, especially melanoma, can look quite different from the photographs shown on this page. It's important to check with your doctor as soon as possible, if you find anything unusual.
This is whatNORMAL MOLES
Normal moles are symmetrical, have smooth and even borders, are uniform in color and usually small and round.
HOW YOU CAN HELP PREVENT
Your Self chec Keeping Healthy Guide
The cure rate for skin cancer could be 100 percent if all skin cancers were brought to a doctor’s attention early enough.
You are your skin’s best friend. Checking it monthly makes you more familiar with what “normal” looks like, allowing you to notice any changes that may take place. Remember, changes on your skin are not sure signs of cancer; however, it is important to see a doctor if a mark changes or something doesn’t look right to you.
Quick tip: Eliminate prolonged exposure to the sun and examine your body regularly for any new growths or changes on your skin. Don’t use tanning beds, they can be deadly.
View the video below and/or print the Self chec How-to-Guide. Become more proactive and empower yourself towards a healthier life.
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For a thorough self-check you’ll need both a full-length and a hand-held mirror. You’ll also need to be in a room with very good lighting. It is probably best to do this before or after a shower or bath.
1) Look in the mirror, check your face (including your eyelids and inside of mouth).
2) While parting your hair with your fingers, hairdryer or hair brush, look into the full-length mirror and use the hand mirror to check your scalp.
3) Continue by checking front and back of the following areas (note: with back to mirror, use hand mirror to inspect the back of these areas) ears, neck and shoulders, upper arms, underarms, elbows, lower arms, chest, genitals, upper legs and back. MEN: the back is the most common site of melanomas in males — you may need someone to help you here. WOMEN: don’t forget to check under your breasts.
4) Sitting down, check your hands, including under your nails, lower legs and feet, including soles, heels, between toes and toenails. Continue to use both mirrors to check all areas of your buttocks and genitals.
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This Skin self-check is not a substitute for seeing your doctor yearly. To be effective, skin cancer early detection must combine 1) Monthly Skin checks and 2) Regular Clinical Exams.
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