Zsa Zsa Padilla has been diagnosed with Stage 1 kidney cancer ABS-CBN News report on Sunday. The 48-year-old singer-actress revealed her condition 40 days after the death of his partner Dolphy.
According to Zsa Zsa via TV Patrol, a malignant tumor the size of a golf ball was found inside her kidney. She is now undergoing treatment at the Cedars Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles, California.
“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 said.
Zsa Zsa remains hopeful despite her current condition, “Kapag nawala, sana forever maging cancer-free na ako. Pinangako ko sa sarili ko na mas pangangalagaan ko na health ko, yung mga kinakain ko,” Zsa Zsa said.
She is scheduled to undergo surgery in the US on Aug. 27 and will be back in the country first week of September.