Dr. Christine Chung says her job isn't just about treating head and neck cancer, but offering the best quality of life for all of her patients. Dr. Chung’s story begins with advice from her mother who had just moved her and her siblings from South Korea to the states. Her mother said to a very young Dr. Chung, “Whatever you choose to do, be the best at it.” This inspiration paved the way for her career in medicine. Today, she's offering solutions from simple to complex forms of head and neck cancer cases right here at Moffitt.
Signs and Symptoms of Head and Neck Cancer:
- A mouth sore that bleeds easily or does not heal within a few days
- A red or white patch on the gums, tongue or cheek lining
- A swelling, lump or thickness in the neck or face
- Chewing or swallowing difficulties
Moffitt's treatment style brings a world-class team of physicians, medical oncologists, surgeons and radiation oncologists to each patient. Dr. Chung shares her patients are courageous and that her team's scope of care offers a variety of treatment options including surgery, radiation and chemotherapy .