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Head & Neck Cancers

The O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center brings the expertise of an interdisciplinary team to every patient we treat. And we treat every type of cancer, including head and neck cancers. That means your treatment plan is personalized for you and coordinated by our team of cancer doctors and experts that specialize in head and neck cancers. Here, you will benefit from the latest surgical techniques and radiation oncology treatments; access to clinical trials working to discover new, safe, and effective treatments; and targeted therapies backed by our precision medicine program. Find comfort and confidence in knowing your cancer care is comprehensive and cutting-edge.


The ONLY NCI-Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in Alabama

Minimally invasive and robotic-assisted procedures

Tumor Board meets weekly to plan treatment for each patient 

Treating a high number of patients compared to other programs


The O’Neal Difference

Comprehensive Team Approach

Your team includes head and neck surgeons; ear, nose, and throat physicians; oncologists; speech and swallowing specialists; dentists and prosthetic dentists; and others.

Cancer Navigators

Specialists help guide you through all aspects of your cancer journey.

Transoral Robot-Assisted Surgery (TORS)

One of the first programs in the nation to use TORS for resection of head and neck tumors, which means less reconstruction and better recovery

Virtual Multidisciplinary Clinic

Saves you time on initial assessments and makes in-person visits more efficient

Clinical Trials 

Together, finding new ways to improve cancer care and survival

Schedule an Appointment

Find a Clinical Trial

Search for clinical trials and talk to your doctor about participating


Anthony Morlandt, M.D., DDS, FACS, associate professor and chief in the section of Oral Oncology in UAB OMFS and associate scientist in UAB’s O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center with patient Stacy Wooten

One young mother’s journey to overcome the odds and beat oral cancer

Oral cancer is not just a disease of smokers and drinkers. Learn about this young mother’s journey to become cancer free.


Your Team of Head and Neck Cancer Experts

The O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center team believes that there’s a lot more to fighting cancer than just getting rid of cancer cells through treatment. We believe that comprehensive, holistic cancer care includes other aspects of your life that may have an impact on your overall well-being. After all, cancer changes everything. At UAB, you have a personalized team to support you.

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