A prostate biopsy is one of the most conclusive diagnostic tests available for detecting prostate cancer, and patients from the Boca Raton area of Florida are welcome to come to Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa to have the procedure performed by our expert surgical team. If prostate cancer is found, patients can rely on our team for individualized treatment without needing to worry about traveling from clinic to clinic, since all of our services, including diagnostics, treatment and supportive care, are held in a single, convenient location. For a patient whose prostate biopsy reveals the presence of cancer, our multispecialty team, which includes surgeons, oncologists, lab personnel and others, meets weekly as a tumor board to review his case and progress, collaboratively tailoring and revising treatment plans to suit his needs.
Prostate cancer treatment options
One prostate biopsy method used at Moffitt is the “saturation biopsy,” which involves obtaining 12 or more tissue samples from the gland with a small needle for microscopic analysis. If the diagnosis comes back positive for prostate cancer, patients from Boca Raton, FL, may receive a recommendation from our tumor board for one of the many treatment methods that we offer, which include:
- An open retropubic or perineal approach surgery
- A laparoscopic radical prostatectomy or robot-assisted radical prostatectomy
- Radio-frequency ablation
- Radiation therapy
- Immunotherapy, hormone therapy or other innovative methods
Additionally, because we understand that traveling for a prostate biopsy or other diagnostic test for prostate cancer can be a burden, we have partnered with hotels nearby that offer discounted rates for our patients traveling from Boca Raton, Florida, and other areas. The management and staff of these facilities also ensure that these hotels are held to our strict standards of hygiene and infection control to offer patients an added sense of security and well-being.
Any patients from Boca Raton, FL, who would like more information on the prostate biopsy procedures available at Moffitt can call 1-888-663-3488 or complete our new patient registration form online. No referrals are necessary.