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    ... too lazy to look it up ...

    why is there increased prostatic acid phosphatase in prostate cancer?

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    bone mets--from p ca are osteoblastic (vs osteolytic).blastic =bone formation=inc serum alk phosphatase.
    hope this helps.

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    ...blastic =bone formation=inc serum alk phosphatase....
    hmmm... prostatic acid phosphatase and alk phosphatase... different things ay...

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    hey
    u r right.and i misread tht one . lolololol

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    I'm not sure, but as prostatic acid phosphatase is an enzyme I assume that if you increase the number of cells that produce it, as occur in prostate cancer, then the enzyme levels would rise.

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    Found the answer when doing some questions:
    Prostatic epithelial cells secrete acidic fluid with acid phosphatase when prostatic adenocarcinoma has penetrated the prostate capsule.

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    thanks a bunch

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