Beyoncé's Dad Diagnosed With Male Breast Cancer
Beyoncé's dad Mathew Knowles has revealed that he has been diagnosed with breast cancer.
In an interview with Good Morning America, which will air on the programme today (Wednesday 2 October), the 67-year-old has spoken out about the condition.
The show shared a preview of the interview on Twitter, in which he speaks to presenter Michael Strahan.
COMING UP: @MathewKnowles, the father of @Beyonce and @solangeknowles, sits down one-on-one with @michaelstrahan and reveals his fight with breast cancer. See the EXCLUSIVE interview only on GMA. pic.twitter.com/Q2cFMebiY9
- Good Morning America (@GMA) October 2, 2019
Mathew Knowles is known for managing the 'Crazy in Love' singer and her sister Solange, as well as Beyoncé's former group Destiny's Child before their split in 2005.
The preview clip shows him being asked about how his family dealt with the news of the diagnosis.
Mathew also posted a tweet about the interview, in which he said he'd be making a 'special announcement'.
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I'll be on @GMA tomorrow making a special announcement. Tune in! :pray: pic.twitter.com/8AEwo7ilxV
- Mathew Knowles (@MathewKnowles) October 1, 2019
The stage of his condition is not currently known, nor is his prognosis.
Good Morning America teased the interview on the first day of Breast Cancer Awareness month, which runs throughout October.
The condition, which usually affects women, is very rare in men. Male breast cancer only accounts for less than one percent of all cases, with only one in a thousand men diagnosed with it.
It usually only occurs in men over the age of 60, but it's always good to check on your health. Accoding to the NHS, signs of breast cancer in men include the following:
- a lump in the breast - it would usually be hard, painless and wouldn't move around within the breast
- the nipple turning inwards, or inverting
- fluid/discharge oozing from the nipple - this could be streaked with blood
- a sore or rash around the nipple that does not go away
- the nipple or surrounding skin becoming hard, red or swollen
- small bumps in the armpit - these could be swollen glands the outlook for breast cancer in men varies depending on how far it has spread by the time it's diagnosed.
The outlook for breast cancer in men, much like most other kinds of the condition, depend on how far it has spread by the time it has been diagnosed. The sooner it is found, the easier it is to treat.
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