A TRUS biopsy, also known as a transrectal ultrasound biopsy, may be recommended for a patient from Cape Coral, Florida, with signs of prostate cancer. In most cases, a biopsy is the only way for a physician to determine whether cancerous cells are present in the prostate.
A TRUS biopsy allows a physician to take a series of samples with precision by using an ultrasound probe that creates an image of the prostate on a computer screen. Using this image for guidance, the physician then inserts a needle into the prostate to take tissue samples, which will be examined by a pathologist under a microscope for evidence of cancer. Generally performed in a clinical setting by a urologist, a TRUS biopsy is a minimally invasive technique that can provide a highly accurate diagnosis.
Prostate cancer patients who come to Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa for a TRUS biopsy can have peace of mind in knowing that this procedure will be performed by a highly experienced physician who is skilled in using state-of-the-art equipment. Moffitt patients also have the added convenience of an on-site lab staffed by expert pathologists, so they can receive fast and accurate results.
In the event that a TRUS biopsy confirms a prostate cancer diagnosis, a patient can benefit from the effective treatment and supportive care services that have earned Moffitt global recognition. Every patient’s case is reviewed by a multispecialty team to develop an individualized prostate cancer treatment plan, which may include:
- Radiation therapy
- Biological therapy
- Bisphosphonate therapy
- Various supportive care options
For patients from Cape Coral or surrounding South Florida communities who come to Moffitt for TRUS biopsy procedures, we can provide information on lodging options. Moffitt has partnered with several nearby hotels that meet or exceed our stringent infection control and hygiene standards, and offer our patients discounted rates.
To learn more about the TRUS biopsy procedures and prostate cancer treatment options we offer patients from Cape Coral, FL, call 1-888-663-3488 or complete our online registration form to set an appointment. No referral is needed to meet with our oncologists specializing in prostate cancer.