Beyonce And Solange Test Negative For Mutated Gene Linked To Cancer
The UK's Daily Mail has reported that Beyoncé and Solange have tested negative for the mutated BRCA2 gene that is linked to the cancer that their father, Mathew Knowles, recently announced that he was diagnosed with. As previously reported, during an interview with Good Morning America, Knowles revealed that he has been diagnosed with breast cancer. He said, "The first call was to my family, because this is genetics - it means that my kids have a higher chance, a higher risk, even my grandkids have a higher risk, and they handled it like they should - they went and got the test."
He also spoke with TMZ Live and said that his daughters did not inherit the gene mutation gene while discussing his diagnosis. The former Destiny's Child manager went on to share that he had one breast removed and plans on removing the other, saying, "I'm grateful to be cancer-free. They took out three lymph nodes ... and in January, the other breast will be removed."
Knowles also revealed that BRCA2 runs in his mother's side of the family. He added, "Breast cancer has been prevalent in my family. My mother's sister died of breast cancer, my mother's sister's two and only daughters died of breast cancer and my sister-in-law died in March of breast cancer with three kids - a nine, 11- and a 15-year-old - and my mother-in-law had breast cancer. So breast cancer has been all around me. My wife's mother has breast cancer, too."