Park So-dam talks cancer diagnosis: “I was both shocked and scared”

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South Korean actress Park So-dam, known for her work in Parasite, has opened up about her diagnosis and recovery from thyroid cancer.

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In December, her agency Artist Company revealed that Park had been diagnosed with papillary thyroid cancer during a regular health check-up. While it did not specify when the diagnosis took place, it noted that the actress had undergone surgery to treat the condition.

In a recent interview with The Korea Times for her recently released film Special Delivery, Park shared that she had been “recovering well” from surgery. She went on discuss her reaction after she had received her diagnosis and how she dealt with it.

“When I found out about my health condition, I was both shocked and scared,” revealed the 30-year-old actress. “But it gave me time to look back and take better care of myself so I can work longer and be healthier in the future.”

Park added that the diagnosis had also made her more conscious of the condition of her health. “I realised that in order to do what I really love, I must stay healthy,” she said...

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