For men in need of a TRUS biopsy and living in Ft. Myers, Naples or other nearby Florida communities, Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa has the physicians, surgeons and other oncology experts you need to receive exceptional care. A transrectal ultrasound (TRUS) is an imaging procedure that uses high-frequency sound waves to create images of the prostate. During a biopsy, a transrectal ultrasound can be used to help the physician direct the needle in order to obtain tissue from precise regions of the prostate.
At Moffitt, a TRUS biopsy is often done in a physician’s office on an outpatient basis. Once the tissue is obtained, it is examined by our in-house pathologists. Because our labs are on site, we can process samples and give results to the oncologists quickly. If prostate cancer is diagnosed, our team can then formulate an individualized treatment plan and promptly begin treatment, improving the patient’s opportunity for a positive outcome.
Patients under the care of Moffitt’s Urologic Oncology Program benefit from our collaborative approach to cancer treatment. Each patient is closely monitored by a tumor board – a group comprised of cancer specialists such as surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, supportive care professionals and others – which meets weekly to gauge a patient’s response to treatment. Plus, we offer a full range of cancer care services under one roof, including:
- Diagnostic testing
- Laboratory analysis of biopsied samples
- Cancer treatment
- Supportive care services
Moffitt is the only cancer center based in Florida that has been designated as a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). This means that in addition to the above services, we are also a prominent source of discovery and development of more effective ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancers of all kinds. We have an ongoing, robust clinical trials program that makes new procedures and medicines available to patients. Plus, because of the enhanced stature of our NCI designation, Moffitt is able to attract top physicians and researchers from around the world, boosting the level of treatment and care we offer to our patients.
In an effort to assist out-of-town patients with their travel arrangements, Moffitt has partnered with a select group of nearby hotels that meet or exceed our strict hygiene standards and offer discounted rates. Patients in Ft. Myers, Naples or nearby FL communities who are interested in learning more about a TRUS biopsy, or about the many diagnostic and treatment options Moffitt offers can call 1-888-663-3488 or fill out our online patient registration form. No referral is necessary.