Hugh Jackman, star of blockbusters like X-Men and more has had more than 4 basal cell carcinomas removed. Jackman encourages fans on social media to wear sunscreen and have regular check-ups.
Actor Ewan McGregor revealed to the BBC that he had had a cancerous mole removed from below his right eye. The fair-skinned Scotsman said his doctor had also removed a few other suspicious moles.
The model, actress, and former sun-lover told People magazine in May 2009 that she’d had a precancerous spot removed from her face. Just months earlier, she’d become a spokesperson for a Coppertone product that combined sunscreen and face lotion.
Shields admitted to tanning regularly as a teen but said she insists her two daughters use sunscreen.
After paparazzi snapped photos of Melanie Griffith with a black eye in December 2009, a spokeswoman for the actress set the record straight for those speculating as to its cause: She had undergone surgery to remove early stage skin cancer from her face.
While following then-Senator Barack Obama on the campaign trail in 2008, journalist Anderson Cooper announced on his CNN.com blog that he had undergone surgery to have a ”small spot of skin cancer” under his left eye removed.
Actor James Rebhorn, who appeared in more than 100 films, television series and plays, lost his long battle with melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, in 2014 at age 65. He was first diagnosed in 1992.
Keaton was first diagnosed with skin cancer — basal cell carcinoma — when she was 21, and later had a squamous cell carcinoma removed from her face.
In 2013, the actor of Irish descent, known for his roles on the TV shows Sons of Anarchy and Vikings, noticed that a reddish, flaky bump he’d previously had removed from his scalp had come back. After a biopsy, Logue learned he had squamous cell carcinoma that had penetrated the underlying tissues. His dermatologist insisted he have surgery to remove it immediately.
Actress Michelle Monaghan, who co-starred in the 2006 movie Mission: Impossible III, told Health magazine in 2011 that she’d had skin cancer a few years earlier. She said her husband had urged her to get a mole on the back of her calf checked, and it turned out to be cancerous.
Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Troy Aikman was diagnosed with early-stage melanoma in 1998 following the removal of a suspicious mole from his upper back. He was alerted to the mole by his two sisters, both of them nurses, who advised him to get it checked.