Prostate cancer patients from the Orlando, Florida, area who need to undergo TRUS biopsy procedures can turn to the cancer specialists at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa. The physicians, surgeons and other oncology experts in our Urologic Oncology Program provide exceptional cancer treatment. Our patients benefit from a highly collaborative approach through which we recommend individualized treatment plans that are monitored closely from diagnosis through follow-up care.
A TRUS (transrectal ultrasound) biopsy is a procedure that uses high-frequency sound waves to create images of the prostate. Those images can be used to help guide a physician as he or she obtains tissue from precise regions of the prostate that are believed to be affected by cancer. At Moffitt, a TRUS biopsy can often be performed on an outpatient basis.
Because Moffitt’s labs are on site, our in-house pathologists can process tissue samples and deliver the results to the oncologists quickly. If prostate cancer is diagnosed, our multispecialty tumor board can formulate and implement a highly individualized plan of treatment to ensure the best possible outcome and quality of life. This tumor board is comprised of surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, supportive care professionals and others who meet weekly to monitor each patient’s progress.
There are many other reasons for a patient from the Orlando, FL, area to come to Moffitt for his prostate biopsy and subsequent treatment, including our:
- Reputation – Because we have been designated 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 can access these treatments before they are widely available in other settings.
- Convenience – We offer a full range of cancer services in a single location, including diagnostic testing, laboratory analysis of biopsied samples, cancer treatment and supportive care.
- Compassion – We understand that, while it’s sometimes necessary to receive the best care possible, traveling for treatment presents its own set of unique challenges for patients. To assist our out-of-town patients with these challenges, Moffitt has partnered with local hotels that offer discounted rates for our patients and also meet or exceed our strict hygiene guidelines.