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‘Modern Family’ star Jesse Tyler Ferguson has cancer removed from his face

Jesse Tyler Ferguson

Jesse Tyler Ferguson, shown in June in New York City, took to Instagram late Tuesday to thank his medical team for treating his cancer.

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Jesse Tyler Ferguson is thanking his doctors for making him — and his face — cancer free.

The "Modern Family" star took to Instagram late Tuesday to post a self-portrait of his bandaged right cheek.

"Thank you to Dr. Bennett & his entire team for taking the cancer out of my face," the 40-year-old wrote, without explaining what kind of cancer scare he had but teasing that his stitches might pose a problem for the "Modern Family" crew.

"Good luck hiding the stitches tomorrow @modernfamily_makeuphair! #youwannaapieceofme #phantommask #spf75," he added.

That final hashtag suggested that Ferguson had some sort of skin cancer removed.

The ABC sitcom star and his husband, Justin Mikita, are no strangers to cancer. Mikita, a lawyer, was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma at age 13 and has to check up on it annually, according to E! News.

The twosome have helped raise awareness for cancer diagnosis and treatments and have attended charity events to show their support, including the star-studded biennial Stand Up to Cancer event.

By Wednesday, Ferguson was all smiles with his "Modern Family" family, posing for a selfie with costar Eric Stonestreet and on-screen daughter Aubrey Anderson-Emmons.

"Family picture from set!" he wrote, strategically cropping a chunk of his right cheek out of the frame.

Family picture from set!

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Also on Wednesday, the multiple Emmy Award-winning "Modern Family" cast was nominated for another Screen Actors Guild Award, for TV ensemble in a comedy, making it their sixth nomination and poising them for a potential fifth win.

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