Skin cancer is no joke. Hugh Jackman recently shared an Instagram picture of his nose bandaged from a skin cancer surgery. He urged his fans to wear sunscreen. Luckily, he got it checked on time after his wife urged him to. It was basal cell carcinoma. This was the second time Hugh Jackman skin cancer was diagnosed. See below the Instagram picture from November, 2013.
If the Wolverine can get skin cancer so can you. No one can escape the damaging rays of the sun. Basal Cell Carcinoma is the most common form of skin cancer and can be prevented by just simply wearing Sunblock SPF 30 daily and protective clothing. There are an estimated 2.8 million cases of BCC diagnosed in the US each year. In fact, it is the most frequently occurring form of all cancers. It shouldn’t be taken lightly: this skin cancer can be disfiguring if not treated promptly.
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It is important on the nose to preserve normal tissue margins utilizing the Mohs technique. This gives you a higher cure rate and lower chance of recurrence. Immediately following the Mohs, Dr Mejia does the plastic surgery reconstruction as is demonstrated on this patient in the video below. This is the type of result that is similarly done on the nose like Hugh Jackman.
This is another successful skin cancer reconstructive surgery performed by Dr. Mejia: