Jesse Tyler Ferguson uses ‘skin cancer’ removal to remind people to get checked regularly

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Jesse Tyler Ferguson is using his own brush with skin cancer to help others in the struggle.

The “Modern Family” star is using his platform to spread awareness about the importance of getting your skin checked.

On Monday, he shared a health update and reminder to his 2.9 million Instagram followers about taking measures to protect your skin.

“Reminder to stay up to date on your dermatology checks… especially if you’re fair like me,” the redheaded actor wrote, before revealing, “I always wind up getting something taken from me, every time I go. Today, they took a bit of skin cancer that they found. Don’t worry, I got it early and I’m gonna be just fine.”

Sharing the update, the 45-year-old actor, author and entrepreneur posted a photo of himself at a Los Angeles doctor’s office with a bandage on his neck, below his right ear.

“And, wear sunscreen,” he advised in the caption, deadpanning: “SPF 1000 for me.”

In the comments section, Ferguson’s husband Justin Mikita wrote: “Gotta keep you around forever. Derm appointments once a month!” wrote the actor’s husband.

According to the Mayo Clinic, skin cancer is the abnormal growth of skin cells that typically develop on skin exposed to sunlight, namely the sun’s UV rays.

The three major types of skin cancer are basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma, while Merkel cell carcinoma is a rarer, more aggressive form of skin cancer, according to the Skin Cancer Foundation, which indicates that one in five Americans will develop skin cancer by age 70.