For the third time this year, Hugh Jackman is being treated for basal cell carcinoma, a form of skin cancer. Throughout his treatments, Hugh has been vocal about the importance of shielding your skin from UV rays, telling fans via Instagram, "Please don't be foolish like me. Get checked. And USE sunscreen!!!"
You might like being golden brown from a tan, but prolonged sun exposure can have serious risks that go beyond a sunburn. The most common form of cancer is skin cancer, which is a shame, since it's highly preventable. Fortunately, it's also very treatable, although deaths still do occur from the disease. Jackman is proof that more protection from the sun could have prevented him from the cancer he must treat now. Here are five easy ways to keep yourself safe from the disease.
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