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Isn't the diagnosis of breast cancer only known in women? No, men can also get sick with the insidious disease. As is currently Beyoncé's father Mathew Knowles.
In an interview with Good Morning America, Mathew Knowles, the father and former manager of Beyoncé, presented a terrifying diagnosis: he was diagnosed with breast cancer.
At the beginning of the month, in which every year attempts are made to raise awareness of breast cancer, the 67-year-old - who used to look after his daughter's band "Destiny's Child" - reveals his medical history.
A medical history that is unfortunately not an isolated case: every eighth woman will develop breast cancer in the course of her life - it is the most common type of cancer among women. The statistics are much lower for men, with only one in 790 men developing what is known as breast cancer.
Men over 60 are more prone to the condition, which can develop in the small amount of breast tissue that men have behind their nipples.
Symptoms of breast cancer in men
Similar to women, symptoms of breast cancer in men can be the following:
- A lump in the chest - usually hard, painless, and immobile
- Small lumps in the armpit
- Hard, red, or puffy skin around the nipple
- Nipple discharge, which may contain blood
- An inverted nipple
- A stubborn skin lesion, sore, or rash around the nipple