BEYONCÉ: Tested for Breast Cancer Gene

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  • October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
  • Cancer sucks.
  • My family’s medical history stresses me out. I’d rather be blissfully ignorant.
  • If a donation to cure breast cancer saves just one life, please make it Beyoncé's. 

Beyoncé went for a breast cancer screening.

Her father,Mathew Knowles, revealed Wednesday on Good Morning Americahow both his daughters were tested for the mutated BRCA2 gene. He did not share their results.

Mathew Knowles discovered he had a rare form of cancer. His first symptom was bloody nipples.Good Morning America that after the diagnosis he is a carrier of the BRCA2 gene, (quote) “The first call was to my family, because this is genetics. It means that my kids have a higher risk.”

Breast cancer runs throughout his family. An aunt and her two daughters died of breast cancer. Therefore, Mathew Knowles opted in July to surgically remove one breast. The other one will be preemptively removed after the New Year. (Good Morning America)

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