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Mathew Knowles is a music executive and the father of Beyoncé and Solange Knowles. In an interview with GoodMorningAmerica.com, he said: “I had a dot of blood on my T-shirt. The first day I was like ‘No big deal.’ Second day I looked — the same thing. Then on the third day, I was like, ‘What is this?’
“I didn’t think it was breast cancer (though I had a) risk factor. My mother’s sister died of breast cancer; my mother’s sister’s two and only daughters died of breast cancer; and my sister-in-law died in March of breast cancer; and my mother-in-law had breast cancer. So breast cancer has been all around me. My wife’s mother has breast cancer, too.
“I had surgery immediately (and took) a genetic test. The results were that I had a mutation on my BRCA2…My kids have a 50% (chance of inheriting the BRCA gene mutation) — that’s male or female.”
Dr. John Kiluk, a surgical oncologist who specializes in breast cancer, told GMA, “Female breast cancer is very common — it happens in 1 in 8 women. We have about 2,000 to 3,000 cases of male breast cancer per year in the United States. I think anyone who presents with any kind of strong family history really should consider genetic testing.”
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