Samuel Jackson urges men to seek treatment for cancer

17 June 2013

Cult film star Samuel L Jackson is urging men everywhere to speak up about cancer. The official poster of his new campaign, called One for the Boys, reads: “Last year over 82,000 men in the UK died after suffering in silence from prostate, testicular, breast and other cancers. If you are worried, talk to someone and get checked.”

According to Mr Jackson, the main problem he hopes to tackle through the initiative is men’s inability to talk about personal health issues. By promoting knowledge and awareness, One for the Boys could increase survival rates - that is, if men actively seek assistance in cancer’s early stages. The sooner the cancer diagnosis, the better chance men have against the disease.

One for the Boys was founded under the guidance of event organiser Sofia Davis, and seeks to revolutionise men’s approach to their personal health. The charity encourages men to open up and seek help, even if they’re unsure about what their symptoms mean. Mr Jackson said: “I just want people to be aware and get out there and do something” - because cancer affects more than just their personal quality of life, it affects family members and loved ones as well.

Posted by Jeanette Royston

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