Matthew Knowles, the father of superstar Beyonce, reveals he was diagnosed with breast cancer. Discussing his battle, Mr. Knowles went on Good Morning America (GMA) Wednesday morning.
Matthew Knowles Announces He Will Have Second Breast Removed In January
Explaining how he realized something might be amiss, he told Michael Strahan of GMA that he kept seeing a red dot on his shirt. When informing his current wife, Gena Charmane Avery, she remembered that she also saw a red dot on their sheets.
Matthew Knowles immediately got tested. After having a mammogram performed, it was confirmed that he has breast cancer.
Since his diagnosis, Matthew states –
I have 4 things to be concerned about, Prostate Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer, Melanoma and Breast Cancer. The rest of my life I have to be very much aware and conscious and do all of the early detection, constant mammogram, constant prostate exams, constant MRI’s for the rest of my life.
According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, breast cancer in men is rare. However, when men do get it, the mortality rate is higher than it is for women. Also, men who are diagnosed with breast cancer is most frequently between the ages of 6o and 70 years old. Matthew Knowles is 67.
The first call was to my family, that was the very first call. Because this is genetics, it also means that my kids have a higher chance, a higher risk. Even my grandkids have a higher risk. …they handled it like they should, they went and got the test.
How Is Matthew Knowles Feeling Today and What is His Outlook on Life Now?
I’m doing really good…I had my surgery the last week of July and now I’m doing all the steps for recovery.
I stopped drinking, I wanted to just have a clean bill of health, do things, exercise, meditate. Things that use to be important…are not important to me now. I just look at the world differently.
Continuing to be in treatment, Knowles says he intends to have the second breast removed in January of next year, according to TMZ Live. Urging early detection, check out his interview in the video below.
After divorcing his wife of 31 years, Tina Knowles-Lawson, the mother of his two daughters Beyonce and Solange, Matthew Knowles remarried Gena Avery and has 2 more children.
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