- Reports have revealed that US singers and sisters, Beyoncé and Solange Knowles, took a DNA test after their father, Mathew Knowles' breast cancer diagnosis
-Mathew spoke out about his diagnosis on the Good Morning America show recently
- Beyoncé's dad was still struggling to understand how this could happen to him
Sisters, Beyoncé and Solange Knowles, have taken DNA tests following their father, Mathew Knowles’ public revealing that he was diagnosed with breast cancer earlier this year.
According to TshisaLIVE, the 67-year-old father spoke out about his diagnosis on Good Morning America, saying he was “doing good” after his surgery in July.
E! News reported that Mathew’s family had been by his side throughout his journey and was even his first call after his diagnosis.
“It’s genetics. It also means that my children have a higher chance, a higher risk. Even my grandkids have a higher risk. And they handled it as they should. They went and got the test.”
The genetic testing revealed that Mathew has the mutated BRCA2 gene, which also puts him at a higher risk for prostate cancer, pancreatic cancer and melanoma.
Mathew revealed that he went to his doctor and got a mammogram done after he saw recurring dots of blood on his shirt and sheets.
“I told my wife I saw a dot of blood on the sheets, so I immediately went to the doctor, got a mammogram.”
However, Mathew admitted on the Good Morning America interview that he was struggling to understand why he had the condition.
“Of all the things I could get, why would I get this? Why me?” he told Michael Strahan, the show’s host.
Although male breast cancer is rare and usually occurs in men older than 60, Mathew felt strong and said he was a “survivor of breast cancer" and was still recovering from his surgery.
Meanwhile, a week ago, Briefly.co.za reported that Beyoncé Knowles-Carter has come out guns blazing in a trademark war with a wedding planner over the name Blue Ivy, calling her daughter a cultural icon.
Queen Bey has been fighting wedding planner, Wendy Morales, over the Blue Ivy trademark. Morales has an events planning company with the same name and claims that people will get confused between her company and Beyoncé’s daughter.
TshisaLIVE reported that in court documents seen my The Blast, Beyoncé claimed that she should be allowed to trademark her daughter’s name because she is a “cultural icon”.
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