Parasite star Park So-Dam, 30, battling thyroid cancer

South Korean actress Park So-dam has revealed that she is battling cancer, forcing her to pull out of a promotional tour for her new film.

30-year-old South Korean actress Park So-dam has been diagnosed with papillary thyroid cancer.

parasite The star rose to global fame for his breakout role in the Oscar-winning thriller by director Bong Joon-ho.

Park learned about her diagnosis from a recent physical with her doctor and later had surgery to remove the cancerous mass, her artist company representatives said. a statement to CNN,

Papillary thyroid cancer is the most common type of thyroid cancer. It usually appears in people between the ages of 35 and 40 and is three times more common in women.

According to the US National Cancer Institute, people of Asian descent also have a higher risk of developing the disease.

“well differentiated tumor [associated with papillary thyroid cancer] can be treated and usually cured,” the organization said.

Park is “too disappointed” to sit on a promotional tour for her next starring role in the South Korean crime drama special DeliveryThe artist will premiere in January 2022, according to the company’s statement.

“The company would like to once again thank everyone for their support special Delivery and actress Park So Dame, as well as the actors and crew of special Delivery Overcoming this difficult time together,” the agency said.

“Actor Park So-Dam will focus on her recovery so that she can see you all healthy in the future, and the artist company will also do its best to help the actor recover from his health,” he added.

Park’s career in South Korean film went back years, but with global fame came parasite, in which she played Kim Ki Jung, a young con-artist who is hired by a wealthy family when she plans to help her family during financial hardship as an aristocratic art therapist. Happens in

The film won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2020 – the first given to a non-English language film and the first for a South Korean film.

This article was originally published in NY Post and was reproduced with permission

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