Head and Neck Cancer Treatment in Israel

Head and neck cancer refers to a category of malignant tumors that develop in tissue surrounding the mouth, throat, larynx, sinuses, and nose.
At Sheba Medical Center, a multidisciplinary team comprising ENT physicians (ear, nose, and throat specialists), head and neck surgeons, oncologists, radiologists, imaging specialists, and pathologists will evaluate your condition to custom tailor the most appropriate head and neck cancer treatment in Israel.

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    Types of Treatments

    The goal of head and neck cancer treatment is to remove the tumor and prevent it from recurring. Our specialists will consider various factors when personalizing your treatment, such as the location and size of the tumor, disease stage, and overall health. We aim to minimize the long-term effects of treatment on speech, ingestion, and the ability to chew. Treatment options include:


    Surgery is the primary treatment method for head and neck cancer, especially when the tumor is small and has not spread to the lymph nodes. Radiotherapy and chemotherapy may be used after surgery to destroy any remaining cancer cells and reduce the rate of recurrence. Sheba offers sentinel lymph node biopsies and the latest, cutting-edge robotic surgery techniques.


    Chemotherapy drugs are used to destroy cancer cells by disrupting the process of cancer cell growth.


    Radiation therapy involves administering high-intensity energy rays to destroy cancer cells, while causing minimal damage to healthy tissue. It may be used for early-stage tumors that fully respond to radiation, thereby avoiding surgery. Radiotherapy may also be administered in conjunction with chemotherapy to avoid surgical removal and preserve certain organs (such as the throat or pharynx). Sheba uses sophisticated radiation technologies, such as VMAT, IMRT, and RAPIDARC to precisely orient the beams.

    Targeted therapy

    argeted therapy aims to stop the growth and development of cancer cells, while limiting damage to the body’s healthy cells. It works by targeting particular genes in the cancer cells

    Types of Head and Neck Cancer We Treat

    At Sheba, we treat the five primary types of head and neck cancer:

    • Laryngeal and hypopharyngeal cancer (larynx)
    • Nasal cavity and paranasal sinus cancer
    • Nasopharyngeal cancer (pharynx)
    • Oral and oropharyngeal cancer (lips and oral cavity)
    • Salivary gland cancer

    Our Doctors

    Eran Alon, MD

    Eran Alon, MD

    Director, Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery Director, Pediatric Otolaryngology Service

    Dr. Alon specializes in adult and pediatric otolaryngology and works primarily in the field of surgery. He is a world-class expert in head and neck oncology and microvascular reconstructive surgery of the face, head, and neck. Dr. Alon founded the Plastic Microsurgery Service at Sheba. He is a member of many professional medical associations and has received numerous international awards in healthcare.

    Ran Yahalom, MD

    Ran Yahalom, MD

    Director, Department of Maxillofacial Surgery

    Dr. Yahalom is a leading Israeli expert in the field of maxillofacial surgery. He specializes in the removal of tumors of the jaw and face, treatment of injuries and fractures of the facial bones, surgery of the temporomandibular joint, treatment of congenital abnormalities of the face and jaw, and dental implants. Dr. Yahalom received his medical degree from the Hadassah Medical School at Hebrew University, Jerusalem, and then completed an internship in oral and maxillofacial surgery at Sheba Medical Center and an internship in maxillofacial reconstruction at Hospital of Basel, Switzerland.

    Zvi Symon, MD

    Zvi Symon, MD

    Director, Radiation Oncology Department

    Prof. Symon completed his medical degree and specialization in internal medicine at the Hadassah Medical School of the Hebrew University, Jerusalem. Then, he specialized in oncology and radiotherapy at Hadassah Hospital and Sheba Medical Center. He completed his fellowship in radiation oncology, with a focus on brachytherapy treatment for prostatic cancer and gynecological tumors. A leading physician, Prof. Symon has published over 90 papers and articles in scientific journals.

    Why come to Sheba

    for Head and Neck Cancer Treatment in Israel?


    Our doctors are highly qualified and experienced, having trained in leading international cancer institutes

    patient care

    Your medical team collaborates to provide all diagnostics and treatments under one roof on our vast campus


    We use the latest surgical techniques and precise cancer treatment technologies for optimal results with minimal damage to healthy tissue


    A personal medical coordinator from the International Medical Tourism Division helps with all arrangements, including travel, accommodations, and communication


    Sheba was listed in the Top 10 Hospitals in the World by Newsweek, and we are fully accredited by the Joint Commission International (JCI), the gold standard for quality and safety in healthcare


    Hospital fees are transparent, with no hidden expenses

    Sheba – Ranked in the

    Top Ten Best Hospitals Worldwide

    Sheba Medical Center sets the standard for excellence in patient-focused care. Recently, Newsweek included Sheba on their prestigious list of the Top Ten Best Hospitals Worldwide. This endorsement recognizes Sheba as a leading force in medical science and biotechnological innovation – maximizing the latest technologies while always providing holistic, outstanding healthcare. Sheba is strongly committed to delivering personalized, expert medicine to everyone from all over the world.

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    Holistic Healing to Preserve Quality of Life

    Treatment for head and neck cancer can leave patients with major structural and cosmetic defects, as well as functional challenges. At Sheba, we focus on restoring each individual to their previous whole self. A team of plastic surgeons, head and neck surgeons, and maxillofacial surgeons are dedicated to designing the most effective reconstructive surgery possible – enhancing both the patient’s appearance and ability to lead a normal life. As an integral part of holistic healing, we also offer a full range of support services, including psychologists, rehabilitation therapists, and social workers.

    Sheba Medical Center

    Tailor-made medicine

    A diagnosis of cancer in the head or neck can be devastating. To learn more about the benefits of advanced head and neck cancer treatment in Israel, contact Sheba Medical Center
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