A prostate biopsy is the most definitive way to determine if a patient has prostate cancer, and Moffitt Cancer Center is the right place for patients from Ft. Myers, Naples and other Florida communities to have the procedure done. Our expert surgeons have helped diagnose and treat countless prostate cancer patients by using advanced, innovative therapies and state-of-the-art surgical techniques. If prostate cancer is diagnosed, we provide attentive, individualized and comprehensive care and the most convenient, comfortable accommodations, all to improve patient outcomes and quality of life.
Moffitt’s surgeons can perform biopsies using many techniques, including what is sometimes known as a “saturation biopsy” – a procedure in which many tissue samples are obtained for careful examination by a pathologist to determine whether cancer cells are present.
There are many good reasons for a patient to come to Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa from Ft. Myers, Naples or other Florida locations for his prostate biopsy and subsequent treatment, including our:
- Reputation – Because of our distinction as a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute, we attract top physicians from around the world.
- Research – Our robust clinical trials program makes us a major source of discovery and development of more innovative and effective forms of cancer treatment, and eligible patients under our care can access these treatments before they are widely available in other settings.
- Collaborative approach – We bring together a team of experts that includes surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, lab personnel, supportive care workers and others who closely examine every patient’s case and structure an individualized treatment plan, which is reviewed weekly and revised as needed to reflect the patient’s unique progress.
Plus, we understand that traveling for a cancer diagnosis or treatment can be stressful, so we have partnered with several area hotels that meet or exceed our strict infection control and hygiene standards. Many of these properties even offer discounted rates for patients under our care, making it that much easier for the patient and his family to find accommodations.
For more information on prostate biopsy procedures, or to consult with an oncologist, contact Moffitt Cancer Center at 1-888-663-3488 or by filling out our online patient registration form. No referral is necessary.