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 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.
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
Home to the first proton therapy facility in Alabama; proton therapy uses more precise dosages to attack tumors.
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Find a Clinical Trial
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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.
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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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