FILE - In this May 14, 2008 file photo, actress Dayanara Torres arrives at the People en Espanol party, celebrating it's 12th annual "50 Most Beautiful" issue in New York. Torres announced that she has skin cancer and is awaiting news on the treatment to follow after having gone through two surgeries. “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,” the Puerto Rican actress and former Miss Universe said in an Instagram post on Monday, Feb. 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Peter Kramer, File)

Model-actress Dayanara Torres says she has skin cancer

February 05, 2019 - 1:56 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — Model and actress Dayanara Torres says she has skin cancer and has already undergone two surgeries.

The former Miss Universe said in an Instagram post Monday that doctors have already removed an area on the back of her knee and two lymph nodes on her leg. She says she is awaiting details on further treatments.

Torres, who has two children with ex-husband Marc Anthony, opened the clip by saying that mothers tend to care for everyone around them and forget about themselves. She urged her 900,000 Instagram followers to make sure they take care of their own wellbeing.

She said she is feeling strong and her sons, ages 18 and 15, know they "have a warrior of a mommy!"