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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.

Head and Neck Cancer Treatment in Israel at Sheba Medical Center

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

Targeted 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

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.

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Zvi Symon

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.

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Why come to Sheba for Head and Neck Cancer Treatment in Israel?

World-class experts

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

Convenient patient care

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

Cutting-edge technologies

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

Efficient experience

A personal medical coordinator from Global patient services helps with all arrangements, including travel, accommodations, and communication

Internationally recognized

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 Medical Center A Recognized Leader in Global Healthcare

Sheba Medical Center, the largest and most prominent medical center in the Middle East, continues to set the standard for excellence in care. For the fifth year in a row, Newsweek included Sheba on their list of the world’s best hospitals, in addition to naming it as one of the best smart hospitals and a leader in gastroenterology, neurology, and cardiology. Sheba’s vision for global healthcare combines clinical excellence and medical innovation alongside international collaboration, and we employ these powerful resources to help patients worldwide.

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.

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Sheba Medical Center provides innovative, personalized medical care to patients from around the world. We are the largest, most comprehensive hospital in the Middle East and dedicated to providing advanced and compassionate medicine for everyone.

We welcome all cases, including the rarest and the most challenging. Our medical teams collaborate to provide the best possible health outcomes. From your initial inquiry through the long-term follow-up care, we are here for you.

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