Former Miss Universe Dayanara Torres recently revealed that she has been diagnosed with skin cancer.
As reported on PEP, the Puerto Rican beauty, who has starred in several Filipino movies like “Basta’t Kasama Kita” and was last seen on Filipino TV in 2017 through “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano”, shared the sad news on Instagram on 5 February.
She wrote, “Today I have some sad news… I have been diagnosed with skin cancer “melanoma” from a big spot/mole I never paid attention to, even though it was new, it had been growing for years [and] had an uneven surface.”
Torres said that her fiancé Louis had been begging her to have it checked and even made an appointment for her himself, which is how she found out about the cancer.
“Now we are waiting to see which treatment I will be receiving but they have already removed a big area from the back of my knee [and] also they have removed 2 lymph nodes at the top of my leg where it had already spread. Hoping it has not spread to any more areas or organs,” she shared.
Torres continued, “I have put everything in God’s hands [and] I know he has all control… My sons – although a bit scared – know about my faith and know they have a warrior of a mommy! But if I can help anyone along the way based on my experience, it would be to tell you… PLEASE, never forget to take care of yourself. If you see something or feel something different in your body have it checked… I had no idea skin cancer could spread anywhere else in your body.”
(Photo Source: Dayanara Torres Instagram)