A prostate biopsy is typically the only way for a physician to confirm a prostate cancer diagnosis, so it’s important that patients find a reputable cancer center where biopsies are conducted and evaluated with the utmost precision. For patients from West Palm Beach, Florida, who would like to consult with expert oncologists who specialize in prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment, Moffitt Cancer Center offers multiple saturation prostate biopsy procedures.
Each biopsy involves a small needle inserted into the prostate gland, where multiple small tissue samples are collected for further inspection under a microscope. At Moffitt, our physicians can perform a saturation prostate biopsy through one of the following approaches:
- Rectal approach, or directly through the rectum
- Penial approach, or directly through the penis
- Retropubic approach, or through a small incision in the lower abdomen
- Perineal approach, or through a small incision in the perineum
The tissue samples taken from the saturation biopsy are then sent to our on-site lab where our pathology team examines the samples for signs of cancer, providing our patients with fast and accurate results. If a patient’s prostate biopsy leads to a prostate cancer diagnosis, he can receive some of the most sought-after treatment in the world – all in one convenient location.
The experts in our prostate cancer program meet weekly as a collaborative tumor board where they review each patient’s condition and establish or adjust his individualized treatment plan. This plan may include surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy and any number of supportive care services that can help manage the patient’s symptoms and side effects. As the third largest cancer center in the nation based on patient volume, Moffitt has helped thousands of patients fight cancer and improve their quality of life.
And for patients traveling from West Palm Beach or other South Florida communities, Moffitt also offers traveling assistance through our partnerships with numerous hotels. Not only are these hotel partners located in close proximity to our cancer center, but they also offer discounted rates for our patients and are sure to meet or exceed our stringent infection control and hygiene standards. This allows our patients to worry less about finding suitable accommodations and focus more on their recovery and well-being.
If you are a resident of West Palm Beach, FL, and are interested in learning more about our prostate biopsy procedures, diagnostic testing or treatment options, call 1-888-663-3488 or complete our online new patient registration form. There is no referral necessary to consult with any of our oncologists specializing in prostate cancer.