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Jesse Tyler Ferguson thanks doctors for 'taking the cancer out of my face'

"Modern Family's" Jesse Tyler Ferguson was not playing around with a cancer scare.

In an Instagram posted Tuesday, the actor revealed he had a possible skin cancer lesion on his face, which was removed by doctors after detection.

And he's typically lighthearted about the whole matter, writing in the caption: "Thank you to Dr. Bennett & his entire team for taking the cancer out of my face. Good luck hiding the stitches tomorrow @modernfamily_makeuphair! #youwannaapieceofme #phantommask #spf75."

Ferguson, 40, didn't provide any other details. He's consistently supported Stand Up to Cancer, and told E! News last year that his husband Justin Mikita fought the disease when he was young.

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"He was diagnosed when he was 13 and that's sort of an age when you don't really realize what's going on," he said then. "He goes in once a year for his checkup to make sure he's still cancer free so he's always reminded of it."

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Jesse Tyler Ferguson, pre-operation, with "Modern Family" co-star Eric Stonestreet.

And undoubtedly that reflects on Ferguson's awareness as well.

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Ferguson's not the only actor to use social media to promote skin cancer awareness. Hugh Jackman has undergone multiple procedures on his face to remove basal cell carcinomas, and posted pictures of his bandaged face online.

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"My generation, I had the deal in my head that if you burned enough to peel twice, full body, you were safe for the summer," he told the Los Angeles Times in 2013.

Here's to saving face!

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