South Korean model and actor Kim Woo Bin recently announced to his fans that he has been diagnosed with Nasopharynx cancer.

According to Koreaboo, Kim Woo Bin will be receiving the treatment for it on an immediate basis as it was diagnosed quite early.

Nasopharynx cancer is a rare type of cancer of head and neck. According to WebMD, it starts at the upper part of the throat, behind the nose.

It was diagnosed soon after Kim Woo Bin visited the hospital due to some abnormal symtoms.

Koreaboo mentioned, "The nasopharynx is precariously placed at the base of your skull, above the roof of your mouth. Your nostrils open into the nasopharynx."

According to Soompi, his agency Sidus HQ released an official statement, saying, "Kim Woo Bin recently noticed something abnormal about his body while he was in the midst of multiple schedules. When he went to the hospital to see what it was, he received a diagnosis for nasopharyngeal cancer."

The agency further added, "Thankfully, they said it's not too late to receive treatment, so he has started radiation therapy and is taking medication. He will be focusing on treatment so that he can return with a healthier image. We are currently discussing his schedule due to his treatment. We ask for your support and encouragement."

Kim is known to have started as a model but his major break came in 2013 when he featured in the teen drama titled School 2013. He also starred in Kim Eun-sook's teen drama The Heirs which was praised worldwide, and this surged his popularity overseas.

Last year, he was nominated for Excellence Award, Actor in a Mid-length Drama, Best Couple Award with Suzy Bae and Netizen Award in KBS Drama Awards.

Fans wish that the actor recover as soon as possible and come back healthy and fit.