In an interview that aired Wednesday on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” Knowles told Michael Strahan: “This is genetics,” Knowles said. “It also 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.”
Knowles, 67, said he noticed a recurring dot of blood on his shirts and his wife noted she had seen the same on their sheets. He contacted his doctor, had a mammogram and was diagnosed with breast cancer.
Knowles said he has the BRCA2 gene mutation, which places him in a high risk category for developing cancer.
However after undergoing surgery the last week of July, Knowles said he is now “doing very well” and has changed his outlook on life.