Squamous Cell Carcinoma
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 teams of experts that specialize in the various forms of squamous cell carcinoma, including skin, head and neck, and lung 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
Mohs Micrographic Surgery
A precision outpatient procedure that creates the smallest surgical wound possible and has a high cure rate. Tissue is removed and examined while you wait.
Specialists help guide you through all aspects of your cancer journey.
Targeted Proton Therapy
Home to the first proton therapy facility in Alabama; proton therapy uses more precise dosages to attack tumors.
Expertise and technology for treatment of metastatic disease that is not always able to be treated at other centers
Multidisciplinary Tumor Board
A team of specialists, including doctors, nurses, nutritionists, and mental health providers, meeting together weekly to plan a course of action specific to you.
Supportive Care and Survivorship programs
We help you through every stage of your treatment, caring for all aspects of your physical, emotional, and spiritual health.
Oral cancer survivor uses story to warn others about the dangers of oral cancer
It never occurred to Matthew Snowden that his tongue irritation could be squamous cell carcinoma. Learn how an interdisciplinary team treated his dangerous oral skin cancer.
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Programs & Services
- Skin Cancer
- Basal Cell Carcinoma
- Merkel Cell Carcinoma
Treatments & Procedures
Your Team of Skin 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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