Zsa Zsa Padilla, the Philippines’ “Divine Diva” has been diagnosed with stage 1 kidney cancer.
Padilla told ABS-CBN News that her doctor at the Cedars Sinai Hospital in Los Angles, California confirmed that she has a malignant growth the size of a golf ball inside her kidney.
“The first time I saw Dr. Folkes, he immediately told me it was malignant. So when I heard that word ‘malignant,’ I said, ‘Oh man, I have cancer.’ I went back the next day for blood work and a scan and it showed the same thing — almost a 3 centimeters growth — and he advised for it to be taken out,” Padilla was quoted as saying.
On August 27, Zsa Zsa Padilla will undergo surgery at Cedars Sinai, and will back to work a month after she gets well, the report said.
“When life situations get rough, I find myself taking deep breaths… And I am ready 2 take on new challenges. Living life. One day at a time,” Zsa Zsa tweeted on Sunday.
Padilla, who is still in mourning over the death of her long-time partner Comedy King Dolphy, held a mass at the St. Patrick’s Church in North Hollywood for the 40th day of his death.
Padilla told TV Patrol that once she becomes cancer free she will be more heath conscious, and be more responsible in everything she eats.