The O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center brings the expertise of an interdisciplinary team to every patient we treat. That means your treatment plan is personalized for you and coordinated by our team of experts that specialize in oral cancer. 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
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.
Targeted Proton Therapy
Home to the first proton therapy facility in Alabama; proton therapy uses more precise dosages to attack tumors.
Specialists help guide you through all aspects of your cancer journey.
Virtual Multidisciplinary Clinic
Saves you time on initial assessments and makes in-person visits more efficient
Together, finding new ways to improve cancer care and survival
Oral cancer survivor uses story to warn others about the dangers of oral cancer
Matthew Snowden, 38, illustrates the journey of an oral cancer patient through all phases of comprehensive treatment: surgery and reconstruction, radiation, physical therapy, and speech therapy.
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Your Team of Oral 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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