Volume 16, Issue 10 (1-2014)                   AMUJ 2014, 16(10): 19-26 | Back to browse issues page

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Baghinia M R, Shariatzadeh S M, Baghinia N. Evaluation of Calcium as a Tumor-Marker in Prostate Cancer . AMUJ. 2014; 16 (10) :19-26
URL: http://amuj.arakmu.ac.ir/article-1-2274-en.html
Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, Vali-Asr Hospital, Arak, Iran , mehdi24408@yahoo.com
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Background: Prostate cancer is one of the most prevalent type of cancer and the second cause of death among American men. Its prevalence has a direct relationship with increasing age. The present study was carried out to determine the level of prostate specific antigen (PSA) and calcium level in blood in men with prostate cancer and BPH in Arak.

Materials and Methods: In this prospective study, out of 400 Arak males, were selected from different inner-city areas through cluster sampling during a period of two years (august 2011-august 2012). After the population was approved to have the necessary criteria to be included in the study, their PSA and calcium level was measured and its mean in over 40 years. In order to determine mean difference among the seven groups T-test analysis and to determine "PSA", PSA Assay and Tandem-R kits were utilized and for measurement of serum calcium, pars azmoon kit was used.

Results: In this study, there was a markedly relationship between age and serum calcium and serum PSA in both groups.in this way that there was a negative relationship between age and serum calcium and a positive relationship between age and serum PSA.

Conclusion: With respect to the findings of the study, it could be confirmed that was a markedly relationship between serum PSA and serum calcium only in prostatic cancer patients,according to this study in future maybe we used serum calcium as a tumor-marker for screening for prostate cancer.

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Type of Study: Qulitative | Subject: Orology
Received: 2013/04/24 | Accepted: 2013/12/3 | Published: 2013/12/18

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