‘Parasite’ Actress Park So Dam Diagnosed With Cancer
Park So Dam, a South Korean actress who rose to international prominence because of her portrayal in the Oscar-winning film “Parasite,” has been diagnosed with papillary thyroid cancer. Park, 30, was diagnosed during a routine health check and had surgery, according to a statement released by her agency, ArtistCompany, to CNN on Monday.
According to the National Health Service of the United Kingdom, papillary thyroid carcinoma is the most frequent kind of thyroid cancer (NHS). According to the NHS, it usually affects persons under the age of 40, mostly women, and is easier to treat than other types of thyroid cancer.
The NHS states on its website that “about 9 out of every 10 persons are surviving 5 years after a diagnosis of thyroid cancer.” “A large number of these have been treated and will live a normal life.” Park’s illness has caused her to be extremely disappointed in her intentions to promote her upcoming film, “Special Delivery,” according to a statement from ArtistCompany.
“The firm would like to thank everyone for their continued support of ‘Special Delivery’ and actress Park So Dam, as well as the cast and crew of ‘Special Delivery’ in overcoming this tough moment,” the agency said.
Actress Park So Dam will concentrate on her recovery so that she can see you all in good health in the future, the statement continued. ArtistCompany will also do everything possible to assist the actor in regaining her health. Park has acted in several South Korean films and television series, including “The Priests” (2015) and “The Silenced” (2015), but her breakthrough role came in the global success “Parasite” in 2019.
In February 2020, the film, directed by Bong Joon Ho, won Best Picture at the Academy Awards, making it the first non-English-language and first South Korean film. Park portrays Kim Ki Jung, a poor girl who claims to be an art therapist to teach the children of an affluent family.
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