Hugh Jackman expects more bouts of skin cancer

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May. 13, 2014 5:34 AM EDT

Hugh Jackman expects more bouts of skin cancer
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 11: Hugh Jackman is seen at LAX on May 11, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Pixplus/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 11: Hugh Jackman is seen at LAX on May 11, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Pixplus/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 11: Hugh Jackman is seen at LAX on May 11, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Pixplus/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 10: Actor Hugh Jackman attends the 'X-Men: Days Of Future Past' world premiere at Jacob Javits Center on May 10, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 05: Actor Hugh Jackman attends the 'Charles James: Beyond Fashion' Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 5, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: Actor Hugh Jackman is seen on May 2, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by NCP/Star Max/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 31: Russell Crowe and Hugh Jackman attend the UK premiere of 'Noah' held at the Odeon Leicester Square on March 31, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - MARCH 30: Hugh Jackman is seen leaving the Grosvenor hotel, Park Lane on March 30, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Niki Nikolova/FilmMagic)
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BEIJING (AP) - Hugh Jackman says he will probably have many more skin cancerous growths following the removal of a second one from his nose.

The 45-year-old Australian actor spoke Tuesday while in Beijing to promote his latest movie, "X-Men: Days of Future Past."

Jackman had a basal-cell carcinoma removed last week. Basal-cell carcinoma is a slow-growing form of skin cancer. Jackman was treated for the same disease last year.

He told The Associated Press: "I'm realistic about the future and it's more than likely that I'll have at least one more but probably many more."

He added: "But the beauty of this is it's all preventable, it's just about getting proper check-ups."

Jackman also suggested the next X-Men movie scheduled for release in 2017 wouldn't be his last.

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