Dayanara Torres diagnosed with melanoma, encourages other moms to also care for themselves

Dayanara Torres diagnosed with melanoma, encourages other moms to also care for themselves

By Kristelle Bechayda

On her Instagram account during World Cancer Day, February 4, Miss Universe 1993 Dayanara Torres uploaded a video that said she has been diagnosed with melanoma, which is a form of skin cancer. Although the video was in Spanish, she explained her condition in English on the caption.

According to her, she has a big mole that has been growing for years, which she ignored until her fiancé Louis D’Esposito, co-president of Marvel Studios, prompted her to have it checked.

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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

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“After a biopsy & a second surgery last Tuesday the results unfortunately are positive,” the former beauty queen shared. “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 (the cancer) had already spread.”

Dayanara added that she hopes the cancer has not spread in other parts of her body. She also had an important message for other mothers. “We are always taking care of everyone around us…our kids, family, friends & often we forget to take care of ourselves.”

Not wanting other moms to go through her experience, she reminded them to also look after themselves. “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.”

Dayanara has two sons with her ex-husband Marc Anthony namely Cristian, 18, and Ryan, 15. Even though they feel scared about their mother’s condition, Dayanara added that they “know about her faith and know they have a warrior of a mommy.”

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