A prostate biopsy is often the only definitive way to diagnose prostate cancer. Patients living in Kissimmee, Florida, will find talented surgeons, lab technicians and other cancer specialists available to complete biopsies and other treatment-related procedures at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa. Our collaborative team of cancer experts has diagnosed and treated thousands of cancer patients, using both novel and traditional therapies as well as advanced surgical techniques.
Moffitt’s surgeons perform a variety of prostate biopsy procedures, including “saturation biopsy,” which involves collecting several tissue samples for a pathologist to examine under a microscope. The appropriate type of biopsy for a patient is determined by a multispecialty team known as a “tumor board,” which is comprised of the following experts and others:
- Medical and radiation oncologists
- Lab personnel
After evaluating the results of a prostate biopsy and other diagnostic tests, the tumor board will recommend a tailored treatment plan that takes into account the stage of the cancer, the size of the tumor, the patient’s general health and other factors. This same team will closely monitor the patient’s progress in weekly meetings, making adjustments to the treatment plan when necessary. This is why so many patients seek treatment at Moffitt – the highly individualized therapy and compassionate care we provide.
At Moffitt, we understand that traveling from Kissimmee for a cancer diagnosis or treatment can be stressful, and that finding the right accommodations can sometimes be a challenge. That’s why we have partnered with a number of area hotels, all of which meet or exceed our strict infection control and hygiene standards. These hotels offer discounted rates for our patients, which can help ease the financial burdens that often accompany an illness.
Patients living in Kissimmee, FL, who want to know more about prostate biopsy options or have other questions related to cancer diagnosis and treatment, can contact Moffitt Cancer Center by calling 1-888-663-3488 or by filling out our patient registration form. No referral is required.