Singer Beyonce’s father, Matthew Knowles narrates how he discovered he had breast cancer
The event that led to the discovery according to Mr Knowles was when he began to notice that the white t-shirts his wife bought for him had red dots on them. At first he thought it had to do with the t-shirts because the red dots were always on the same spot on all the t-shirts.
He said he then asked his wife, Gena Avery, about the “black dots of blood” on his t-shirt and she told him that she also noticed those black dots of blood on his side of their bed sheets.
Mathew said he recalled that discharge of blood is one of the signs of breast cancer in men so he called his physician and said to him, “I need to get a mammogram”.
He got a mammogram the next day and then a biopsy, which showed he had breast cancer.
“And then a few days later, I had surgery and I had a mastectomy,” he recalled.
Mutations in the BRCA2 gene are associated with an increased risk of breast cancer in both men and women, as well as several other types of cancer, according to MedlinePlus.
Breast cancer is the same disease that claimed the lives of Mathew Knowles’ mother, aunt and great aunt.