'Parasite' star Park So Dam diagnosed with thyroid cancer

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(CNN)South Korean histrion Park So Dam, who changeable to fame astatine location and overseas acknowledgment to her relation successful the Oscar-winning movie "Parasite," has been diagnosed with papillary thyroid cancer.

Park, aged 30, was diagnosed during a regular wellness cheque and has undergone surgery, her agency, ArtistCompany, said successful a connection sent to CNN connected Monday.

Papillary thyroid crab is the astir communal benignant of thyroid cancer, according to the UK's National Health Service (NHS).

    It usually affects radical nether 40 years of age, peculiarly women, and tends to beryllium easier to dainty than different types of thyroid cancer, the NHS says.

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      "Around 9 successful each 10 radical are live 5 years aft a diagnosis of thyroid cancer," the NHS says connected its website. "Many of these are cured and volition person a mean lifespan."

      Park's unwellness has disrupted plans to beforehand her adjacent movie, "Special Delivery," leaving her "very disappointed," according to ArtistCompany's statement.

      "The institution would similar to erstwhile again convey each the radical for showing enactment for 'Special Delivery' and histrion Park So Dam, arsenic good arsenic the actors and unit of 'Special Delivery' overcoming this hard clip together," the bureau said.

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      "Actor Park So Dam volition absorption connected her betterment truthful that she tin spot you each steadfast successful the future, and ArtistCompany volition besides bash our champion to assistance the histrion retrieve her health," it added.

      Park appeared successful a fig of South Korean movies and TV series, including "The Priests" (2015) and "The Silenced" (2015), but her breakout show came successful the 2019 planetary deed "Parasite."

        The movie, directed by Bong Joon Ho, became some the archetypal non-English-language movie and the archetypal South Korean movie to triumph Best Picture astatine the Academy Awards successful February 2020.

        Park plays Kim Ki Jung, a young pistillate from a mediocre household who pretends to beryllium an creation therapist successful bid to get a occupation teaching the children of a affluent family.

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