Dayanara Torres is battling skin cancer.
The former Miss Universe shared a video to Instagram on Monday, announcing she has been diagnosed with melanoma caused by a mole she had.
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Soy #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". TODAY is #WorldCancerDay #RaisingAwareness
Torres wrote in the post that she has undergone two surgeries, and that doctors “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.”
The model and actress is currently awaiting news of more treatments to follow.
She also explained that it was her husband, Marvel Studios co-president Louis D’Esposito, who made her go to the doctor to have the mole checked out.
Torres was previously married to singer Marc Anthony, with whom she has two children.