Cancer n. In kdramas, a disease which comes in many forms but can be diagnosed primarily by its defining symptom: mild dementia wherein the patient believes that he will just be a burden to the people who love him, causing the patient to either run away or purposefully hurt his loved ones so they won’t have to take responsibility for him or “see him in this pitiful state”.
treatment. Kdrama Cancer usually goes away with proper angsting and a dose of truth if administered before the final episode. Success rate for this treatment may vary but is usually high for members of the OTP. If the patient is a Second Lead AND a nice person AND already married to a member of the OTP with no excuse for divorce, chance of recovery is very low.