Veteran singer, Marc Anthony‘s ex-wife Dayanara Torres has been diagnosed with skin cancer.
The Beauty Queen, 44, who won Miss Universe in 1993 announced the sad news in Spanish in an emotional video shared on Instagram Monday, the same day as World Cancer Day.
Captioning her post in English, she wrote:
#Guerrera As mothers we are always taking care of everyone around us… our kids, family, friends & often we forget to take care of ourselves.
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 & had an uneven surface.
My fiancé Louis had been begging me to have it checked & finally made an appointment himself… after a biopsy & a second surgery last Tuesday the results, unfortunately, are positive. 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 & 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. ??
I have put everything in God’s hands & 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. .
#Guerrera #iHaveFaith #TrustGod
“God doesn’t give the hardest battles to his tougher soldier, he creates the toughest soldiers through Life’s hardest battles”.
According to skincancer.org, Melanoma is the most dangerous form of skin cancer.
“These cancerous growths develop when DNA damage to skin cells triggers mutations that lead the skin cells to multiply rapidly and form malignant tumors,” the website states.