Moffitt Cancer Center Screening and Prevention plays a central role in Moffitt’s mission to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer. It is the cancer prevention clinical research laboratory for Moffitt. In addition to providing a population base for prevention studies, it offers a wide range of clinical cancer screening services and extensive community education outreach opportunities.
Moffitt Cancer Center Screening and Prevention is a Moffitt outpatient clinic located at 4117 E. Fowler Ave., in Tampa (directions). Our physicians, advanced registered nurse practitioners (ARNPs), nurses, technologists, scientists, and counselors work in multidisciplinary teams to prevent and detect curable cancers. To book an appointment, call 813-745-6769.
Moffitt Cancer Center Screening and Prevention takes advantage of the latest advances in the science and technology of cancer detection to provide state-of-the art screening services, included in:
- Women’s Comprehensive Cancer Checkups (including breasts, thyroid, mouth, skin, lymph nodes, cervix and ovaries)
- Men’s Comprehensive Cancer Checkups (including prostate, thyroid, mouth, skin, lymph nodes and testes)
- Digital and Film Mammograms with computer-aided detection (CAD) for women
- Colonoscopies at our satellite endoscopy center
- Skin Cancer Screenings
- Pap tests for women
- DXA Bone Density – a radiology exam that helps determine if the patient has osteoporosis or is at risk for osteoporosis or fracture. It is also used to monitor treatment for osteoporosis and/or the side effects of certain chemotherapies.
Clinics for People at Risk
Moffitt Cancer Center Screening and Prevention specializes in identifying and helping patients who have a higher-than-average risk for cancer. We’ve developed cancer prevention clinics that are offered several days each month where patients can be evaluated by expert multidisciplinary teams and receive personalize strategies to lower risk.
Clinics currently available include:
- Breast Evaluation Clinic
Provides evaluation for patients who are having breast symptoms or who had an abnormal imaging study at another facility. Here they will meet with our clinical team of breast specialists and if additional imaging is needed, it will be performed the same day by our board-certified radiologists who are all fellowship trained in breast imaging. In most cases, the time from initial visit to final pathology results is less than 5 days.
- Breast Surveillance Clinic
Provides clinical monitoring for women at increased risk of breast cancer because of certain medical conditions. For example, women with lobular carcinoma in situ (LCIS), atypical hyperplasia (abnormal cells found in a biopsy) and women more than five years from breast cancer treatment are seen in this clinic.
- Prostate Evaluation Clinic
Provides follow-up care to men with an abnormal prostate screening (PSA test or digital rectal exam) and to men at increased risk due to family history or pre-malignant cells on biopsy. Additional lab work and prostate biopsies may be conducted.
- Skin Surveillance Clinic
Provides a head-to-toe skin evaluation. If skin biopsy is needed, it can be carried out immediately. Pre-cancerous conditions are also treated in this clinic. Close surveillance for patients at increased risk for melanoma is also provided.
- Breast Cancer Survivorship Clinic
- Familial Breast and Ovarian Cancer Screening and Prevention Clinic
Provides comprehensive care to women at increased risk of breast and/or ovarian cancer due to family history. Patients receive a complete gynecologic evaluation (including breast and pelvic exam) and appropriate surveillance tests (which may include a mammogram, transvaginal ultrasound, pap smear, breast MRI, and CA-125 blood test).
- Cervical Dysplasia Clinic
Provides consultation or a second opinion to patients with cervical or vaginal dysplasia. Each patient receives a comprehensive physical exam and any indicated diagnostic procedures, which may include colposcopy, biopsy or follow-up pap smear.
- Vulva Dysplasia Clinic
Provides consultation or a second opinion to patients with vulva dysplasia. Each patient receives a comprehensive physical exam and any indicated diagnostic procedures, which may include colposcopy and/or biopsy.
- Cancer Genetics Clinic
Provides confidential genetic counseling and assessment to patients with a family history of cancer, to help them understand if they may be at risk of developing a hereditary form of the disease. Genetic testing is available to eligible patients.
- High Risk GI Cancer Clinic
Provides clinical surveillance for patients at increased risk for colon and other GI cancers, including patients with hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC).
- FreshBreak™ Smoking Cessation Clinic
Provides help to people who wish to quit smoking. Individuals may be treated with a combination of counseling, pharmacological aids (such as nicotine replacement products) and other innovative approaches.