Mathew Knowles is Now Two Years Free of Breast Cancer, and He Has a Message for Other Men Who Are at Risk: Get a Genetic Test (SurvivorNet)

Music producer Mathew Knowles has a reason to celebrate this month — he’s two years cancer-free! On the second anniversary, he’s continuing to spread awareness of breast cancer in men (he calls it chest cancer), especially in Black men, and the importance of genetic testing.

It’s no secret that there’s a lot of shame surrounding breast cancer in men; a lot of men either don’t report their symptoms, or they wait too long to report symptoms — and at that point, the cancer has spread. But Knowles, father to Beyoncé and Solange Knowles and a well-informed role model in the health and cancer communities, is trying to change that narrative. (In October 2019, Knowles was diagnosed with stage 1a breast cancer. He’s now cancer-free.)

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