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Specific marker for prostatic cancer is: (AIPG 2010)



A Alkaline phosphatase
B Prostate specific antigen

C Acid phosphatase
D CA 125

Ans. A Prostate specific antigen

a. Although both prostatic acid phosphatase and PSA are raised in carcinoma prostate, PSA is diagnostic and specific tumor marker in ca prostate.

b. Elevation in acid phosphatase is seen only when capsule is infiltrated so it can't detect stage A and B.

c. For details, kindly see answer no. 11

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