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Jackson backs cancer campaign

Hollywood star Samuel L Jackson has been talking tough to encourage men to check themselves for cancer in a new video.

He has recorded an online film to help efforts to ensure men look out for warning signs of testicular and other cancers.

Jackson – currently starring as Nick Fury in Captain America: The Winter Soldier – posted a link to the video on Twitter. The Hollywood star (right) has teamed up with innovative London-based fundraising platform MyGoodness.com to raise awareness of male cancer.

In the video he says: "By not getting checked you could lose those balls.

"Hell, you could lose your life. So boys, don't be dumb.

"If you've really got balls, show them to your doctor."

Jackson has been helping the drive to encourage male cancer awareness since last year when he helped launch education campaign One For The Boys.