8 fearless Arab women who went public with their breast cancer battles

James Marshall
October 5, 2019

As October marks Breast Cancer Awareness Month, women are being encouraged to make themselves aware of the signs and symptoms of the condition.

Around nine in every ten women who receive a breast cancer diagnoses in the early stages survive with treatment, the PHA has said.

The 67-year-old music executive made a decision to share he had been diagnosed with breast cancer to mark the start of Breast Cancer Awareness month, which runs throughout October but has since revealed he is now cancer-free after having three lymph nodes removed.

The BRCA2 gene is linked to a higher risk of breast cancer as well as other cancers.

Knowles revealed that after the diagnosis and surgery in July he began questioning himself and then made a decision to speak out to create awareness and ensure that men affected by the condition don't feel embarrassed and prevent them getting treatment. He added, "Breast cancer has been prevalent in my family. It doesn't say you will have breast cancer or ovarian cancer, it just says you will have a higher risk". Thankfully, Beyoncé and Solange got tested and were negative for the gene mutation. "And I can't overemphasize the word early". When it comes to the symptoms of breast cancer, women don't exhibit symptoms similar to that of men. From graphic boob prints to cool illustrations, sales from the capsule will go toward Vans' commitment to donating a minimum of $200,000 to CoppaFeel!, a UK-based organization that educates young people on the importance (and ins and outs) of self-checking and early detection. "Constant mammograms, constant prostate exams, constant MRIs for the rest of my life". Even my grandchildren are at higher risk, and they have a higher risk picked it up right away and got tested, "Knowles says". And they handled it as they should. Pay tribute - and get a legitimately good skin care product, and a cute charm bracelet, too - with this limited-edition Advanced Night Repair serum, 20 per cent of proceeds of which will go to the Foundation.

Knowles managed Beyoncé for much of her career, including her time in Destiny's Child.

Mathew - who has Beyonce and Solange with his ex-wife Tina and two young children with his spouse Gena Avery - found out there is a history of breast cancer in his family.

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