TMZ: Beyoncé and Solange Tested Negative for Mutated BRCA2 Gene after Dad's Cancer Diagnosis
Beyonce and Solange Knowles had themselves tested following their dad's recent breast cancer diagnosis, and the results came out negative.
Following their father's statement of being diagnosed with breast cancer, the Knowles children had themselves tested to make sure they're not in danger.
The Knowles Sisters' Precautions
After heading to the hospital for some tests, both Beyonce and Solange had negative results for the mutated BRCA2 gene that brings a higher risk of breast, ovarian, and other types of cancer.
According to Mathew, breast cancer runs in his maternal side of the family, so when he was diagnosed with it, he made sure to call his two daughters along with his ex-wife Tina. They handled it well and got tested soon after their dad broke the news.
Revealing His Diagnosis
The former Destiny's Child manager previously revealed that he is set to remove his second breast in January, following his procedure of removing three lymph nodes. While he was diagnosed with cancer, he is now cancer-free and is doing well.
News broke of his diagnosis on "Good Morning America," where he spoke about his battle with breast cancer. Before the interview aired, there was a teaser video that hooked viewers into the story, and his episode became highly-anticipated.
Breast Cancer in Males
According to Knowles, breast cancer for men should be changed to "chest cancer," as it has a negative connotation. In fact, he says that most men don't even bother getting tested because they feel as if breast cancer does not apply to them.
While it is rare, taking up less than 1% of all cases around the world, the mortality rate for breast cancer in men is a lot higher than women. Male patients diagnosed with breast cancer often find out between the ages of 60 to 70, and Mathew Knowles is put smack in the middle as he's currently 67.
Finding out about his diagnosis early, Mathew took all the right precautions to make sure his case didn't worsen, and after preventive surgeries, he is back to being cancer-free and can continue his works that still revolve around Destiny's Child.
He previously announced that he is working on a Destiny's Child Musical, along with a book and an unreleased record that he has the rights to.
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