A study of serum levels of prostate specific antigen, prostate acid phosphatase in prostate cancer patients and its complications on liver

Balakrishna S. V., Veerabhadra Goud G. K., Veluri Ganesh


Background: The prostate cancer (PC) is most leading disorders in human beings particularly in males. Prostate specific antigen (PSA) and prostate acid phosphatase (PAP) are tumor markers useful for early detection and diagnosis of PC. In prostate cancer patients more prone to liver and bone cancer metastasis because in these patients elevated levels of serum liver function tests (LFT) and these liver enzymes more specific for early detection of pathological changes in liver and bones.

Methods: This is the case control study was carried out the association of serum levels of PSA/PAP inpatients with prostate cancer and healthy controls. Total 120 subjects included in this study in that 60 PC patients and 60 controls was included and blood was collected. The serum PSA levels are estimated by ELISA, PAP estimated by Kinetic method and LFT Was analyzed by commercial kits. 

Results: The present study evaluates the serum levels of LFT, PSA and PAP in patients with prostate cancer and compared with the healthy controls. The statistically significant difference between the PSA, PAP and LFT levels in patients with PC when compared to controls. The positive correlation in between PSA, PAP with LFT (p=0.001).

Conclusions: This study suggesting that the serum PSA, PAP levels sensitive parameters for early detection of prostatic cancer and also for these patients’ frequent measurements of serum liver function tests, useful for early detection of significant pathological changes occurs in the liver and bone cancers metastasis from prostate.   


Prostate specifics antigen, Prostatic acid phosphatase, Liver function tests, Prostate cancer

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