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Oral Cancer

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.  That means your treatment plan is personalized for you and coordinated by our team of cancer doctors and 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 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

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.  

Cancer Navigators

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

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

Woman checking thyroid

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.


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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